Game day has arrived once more, my fuzzy-faced friends. Four games have passed thus far, some of us have been lectured by our bosses on our unkept visages, some have likely had significant others part ways (Not me, I actually got a number unsolicited the other day. Go beard!); but despite any misfortunes, the bearded ones persevere. As such we come to Game 5 tonight, with the Capitals returning home to the Verizon Center intent on closing out the series with the ‘Nads. From starting the series with a loss, the once-scraggly Caps have grown into a well-bearded offensive machine, even Nicklas Backstrom, whose face is forever frozen in time at age 13.
Let’s see how everyone’s faces are filling in today.
Blog aristocrat Ian Oland described his facial hair to me this morning as “getting more embarrassing by the day.”
Hangover isn’t the word to describe Peter Hassett’s current mental state. Aftermath looks about right.
Neil Greenberg continues to astound the masses with his preternatural ability to grow a beard on command.
Moscow correspondent Fedor Fedin has really stepped up his game today.
In a surprise fill-in for Peter, who thinks his best friend’s wedding is more important than playoff hockey, your bewhiskered author for the day, Stevie K.
Stay strong, brothers and sisters of the #beardpact.