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Johnny Boychuck

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 13: Johnny Boychuk #55 of the Boston Bruins poses for his official headshot for the 2012-2013 season on January 13, 2013 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Stanley Cup beards: before and after

A tradition started in the 1980s, players not shaving throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs has become a secondary source of competition throughout the NHL playoffs. With two and a half months worth of growth, we figured now is a good time to look at before and after photos of the players still vying for the Cup.