|Rather than grow a beard, Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky is sporting a 'stache during these playoffs. (BRUCE BENNETT/Getty Images/AFP)
Alex Ovechkin doesn't have time to discuss these hair-brained schemes that have taken over the first-round series between his Washington Capitals and the increasingly moustachioed New York Rangers.
Asked by a reporter Tuesday why he was opting for a goatee instead of the normal post-season beard, the Great Eight replied: "Let's talk about hockey and not this kind of (B.S.)."
Truth be told, Ovechkin signed a deal to endorse Gillette products late last year and filmed a commercial in which he shaved his face completely clean prior to the playoffs.
It's a different story in the Rangers dressing room, where Bryan McCabe was sporting a Fu Manchu Tuesday in honour of teammate Brandon Dubinsky.
Dubinsky showed up at the rink Sunday with a moustache, then scored the game winner in a 3-2 victory.
"It worked for him, so why not," McCabe said. "If we win Game 4 (Wednesday), maybe more guys will do it."
Not Henrik Lundqvist, who is sticking with his beard.
"Because I have the ability to grow one," he laughed.