Dubinsky uses 'stache power

Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky celebrates his game-winning goal against the Capitals in Game 3 of...

Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky celebrates his game-winning goal against the Capitals in Game 3 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinal at Madison Square Garden in New York on April 17, 2011. (BRUCE BENNETT/Getty Images/AFP)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:24 PM ET

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.

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