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Pittsburgh Penguins 2016 Stanley Cup Run: A complete guide to playoff beards

Ranking each member of the Pittsburgh Penguins for how their playoff beard has shaped up over the last 2 months.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins playoff run started 52 days ago, way back on April 11th against the New York Rangers. Since then, every single player on the team has been growing a beard. No no-shows, no veteran goatees, just a lot of facial hair and testosterone.

So let's go all buzzfeed on you and rank them for #content.

#7 is gonna blow your mind!

Pittsburgh Penguins Playoff Beard Power Ranking

#22 Olli Maatta


(Photo by Matt Kincaid/Getty Images)

22 going on 42 for the way he acts, but going on 12 with the baby-face.

#21 Evgeni Malkin


(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

God bless him, and full credit since he's actually growing a beard for the first time in his playoff career, but the facial hair game is not strong on Geno.

#20 Marc-Andre Fleury


(Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Playoff beard, or 3 Musketeer? You be the judge.

#19 Matt Cullen


(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Believe he's been shaving every round, but when you're 39 and still an impact player in the NHL you get to make your own rules.

#18 Conor Sheary


(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Only 23, so no biggie that his beard isn't strong, better that his overtime game is.

#17 Carl Hagelin


(Photo by Charles LeClaire/USA Today Images)

Much like Letang, if we took into account the flow+beard, Hags would be in the top 2. Alas, for playoff beard alone he's not going to rank so high against his teammates.

#16 Chris Kunitz


(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

I mean he's got to have shaved once in the last 53 days right? Not a great beard from one of the most senior members of the team.

#15 Sidney Crosby


(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

He cheated by starting early (right, Logan Couture?) and still can't end up in the top-10. That said, Sid's beard now is like a million times better than in 2009, so he's got something going for him.

#14 Tom Kuhnhackl


(Photo by Don Wight/USA Today Images)

Not bad at all for a young man!

#13 Trevor Daley


(credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

I didn't include many injured players/scratches, but couldn't leave out a Daley happy-face.

#12 Brian Dumoulin


(credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

This picture does him a lot of justice, a solid beard for still a pretty young guy.

#11 Eric Fehr


(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

A workmanlike solid beard for a workmanlike solid player.

#10 Ian Cole


(credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Looking at this picture, I might have under-ranked the best pure ginger beard on the team.

#9 Bryan Rust


(credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

At just 23 years old, Rust's beard game is almost as good as his "scoring crucial goals late in the playoffs" game. Which is to say, both are strong.

#8 Ben Lovejoy


(credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

He's only 32 (I say this because I'm only 32) and the bottom the the beard is starting to show some gray. Great beard though.

#7 Matt Murray


(credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Fully admit, we're grading on a curve here because a kid who turned 22 years old last week shouldn't be able to grow a beard like this. Or probably have 13 wins (and counting) in the playoffs. Murray defies all the odds

#6 Kris Letang


(credit: Matt Kincaid/Getty Images)

If this was beard+flow, Letang's in a class all his own. As it stands for this, a great beard.

#5 Nick Bonino


(credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Been spendin' all my life, livin' in an Amish paradise.

(loses a couple points for starting to grow this beaut before the playoffs began. But who cares, just a great look for BONINO BONINO BONINO!)

#4 Patric Hornqvist


(credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Scandinavians aren't always known for their beards, but Hornqvist is sporting a magnificent one. You have to be a tough guy to go to the front of the net like he does, so maybe we shouldn't be surprised that he's got the hair on his face to show it.

#3 Justin Schultz


(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Jet-black and thick, Schultz might have to be sheltered as a player, but his beard stands alone. The all-around "playoff hockey" look is bolstered by the recent loss of one of his top-front teeth.

#2 Phil Kessel


(credit: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Perhaps a controversial call, but I'll give Phil credit- for a light-haired guy he grows a nice beard and not some creepy flesh-toned beard like many others. Excellent coloration too from the blond mustache to the red chin. As usual, Phil scores points on style.

#1 Pascal Dupuis


(credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Duh. Dupuis, seen above May 29th at a press conference prior to the Stanley Cup Final still has the best beard on the team, even if he isn't playing.


That's it, that's the list!