NEW YORK - Forget all this playoff beard propaganda.
For Brandon Dubinsky, the post-season has now become all about The Power of the ‘Stache.
With his New York Rangers entering play on Sunday down in games 2-0 to the Washington Capitals, Dubinsky decided to do something drastic.
So, imagine the surprise of his teammates when he walked into the dressing room prior to Game 3 having trimmed his facial hair into a finely manicured moustache.
“I just thought we needed a fresh start, including myself,” Dubinsky said.
The tactic worked. Dubinsky ended up scoring the winner with just 1:39 remaining in regulation, a flukey goal that floated over Caps goalie Michal Neuvirth to give the Rangers a 3-2 win.
Will the moustache trend spread among his teammates?
“Maybe it’s a trend that will catch,” Dubinsky said.
He certainly hopes so.