2011 NHL playoff beards
One of the great traditions in sports is the NHL playoff beard, which mandates that players don't shave until their team is knocked out of the playoffs. If a team advances to the conference finals, well, the players can start to look like cavemen (sorry, Geico).
Of course, many players sport facial hair anyway, but take things to the next level in the playoffs.
Scroll through this gallery to see some of the best beards that we've seen in 2011, along with the player's official NHL mugshot for this season.