Devils might follow Henrique’s lead by embracing the ‘stache

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Earlier this week, Pro Hockey Talk shared some groundbreaking news. No, I’m not talking about goalie changes or coach hires. Instead, we chronicled Adam Henrique’s crucial decision to switch to a mustache, bucking common hockey facial hair conventions in the process.

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Well, guess who won Game 4 for the New Jersey Devils? The more sleekly facial-haired Henrique, that’s who.

Say what you will about this fun little story, but his teammates might take notice – or just an excuse to shed uncomfortable hair on their faces – as well. Tom Gulitti caught up with a few Devils players to discuss all-important follicle adjustments.

“What can you say?” Ryan Carter said. “It got him going.”

Improved aerodynamics, anyone?

Gulitti points out that David Clarkson shaved his mountain man beard as well. I did a quick search to see if there is any photographic evidence of this claim and came up with this, via the Associated Press:

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That’s a pretty clean-shaven Clarkson.

Gulitti reports that Travis Zajac is also considering a change to the ‘stache, so this locker room meme really might take off. I guess there are few things as effective as a Stanley Cup final game-winning goal when it comes to starting a hockey trend …