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It's a never-ending debate in our academic study of Jersey Fouls: Is an honorary sweater given by a team to an individual, with that individual's name on the back, a Foul or a Pass?
Of course, in this case, it's a Jay Leno jersey, which means it's not only a Foul but one that only viewers 65 years and older find funny.
(UPDATE: Video of 'Hawks goofing with Leno added.)
The show started with Patrick Kane(notes), Duncan Keith(notes), Brent Seabrook and Jonathan Toews(notes) standing in the NBC parking lot, wondering where staffers have misplaced the Cup. Oh, that irrepressible Mr. Leno! He was using it as a hood ornament the entire time!
Later, Jay made small talk with our hockey heroes: Asking Kane about his game-winning goal (hoarse-voiced stock answer); asking Seabrook about hitting Ville Leino(notes), which was a little too close to "Leno" for Jay; asking Keith about his missing teeth and then receiving a tooth necklace from the defenseman in a rather amusing bit; and asking Toews about being booed in Philly, to which Toews responded by zzzzzzzzz ...
The Blackhawks then joined the Tonight Show band, with Keith and Toews on guitar; Kane on tambourine; and Seabrook on (more!) cowbell for a rendition of "We Are The Champions" coming back from a commercial break.
Later, they played along with the inescapable "Chelsea Dagger," as most of the Philadelphia and San Jose markets smashed their televisions:
They remained with the band through the first guest (Josh Brolin), and we'll just assume they remained there for the entire show, because we can't watch a full hour of Leno without the benefit of hallucinogens. Even with Ashley Green as a guest.
No word if the Capitals were scheduled to appear on George Lopez ...