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NHL celebrates World Emoji Day

Teams take to Twitter, share funny faces, symbols in recognition

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Sunday is World Emoji Day and all across the internet, NHL teams are having fun with those funny faces and symbols that accompany text messages and tweets.

The Montreal Canadiens posted a video, where players mimic the kidding face -- an emoji with eyes closed and a tongue sticking out. You can binge-watch the other emoji videos done by the Canadiens on the YouTube page dedicated to them.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Joyeuse journ��e mondiale de l'emoji!Happy #WorldEmojiDay! �� -> https://t.co/LeMisUgSW5

The Winnipeg Jets kept it simple in their recognition of the day.

Tweet from @NHLJets: What else do you need?! �������� #WorldEmojiDay pic.twitter.com/ymRimGlehm

The Los Angeles Kings harkened fans back to their most recent Stanley Cup win to evoke hugs.

Tweet from @LAKings: �� #WorldEmojiDay pic.twitter.com/UZaasPcDND

The Calgary Flames want you to know they're straight-up on fire.

Tweet from @NHLFlames: In honour of #WorldEmojiDay , our all-time favourite emoji: ��

The New York Islanders found action shots of their players resembling emojis.

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Happy #WorldEmojiDay! ������ pic.twitter.com/K50CCBMsL1

Alexander Wennberg of the Columbus Blue Jackets gave his impression of the wink-face emoji, and that set off an emoji/GIF battle between Columbus and Calgary.

Tweet from @NHLFlames: @BlueJacketsNHL ������ pic.twitter.com/hd0YnAut8o

Those were all entertaining, but the NHL's celebration is our favorite of the day.

Tweet from @NHL: ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� #WorldEmojiDay

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