Like each player, every playoff beard is a unique creation. Some are highly groomed and meticulously cared for, while others are more wild and unkempt. Some beards are sparse and barely-there. Others could put a mountain man to shame. Click through our gallery for a peek at some of the playoff beards (and beard attempts) of the Western Conference’s first round. (Use the white left and right arrows to navigate.)
About Geneen Pipher
There are no small stories. Everyone has something interesting to say. And the truth is out there. These are the beliefs that Geneen has taken into every interview and every story throughout her journalism career. She spent many years with CNN, earning several prestigious awards, including a Peabody and a duPont-Columbia Award.
She has covered everything from the September 11 terrorist attacks, tsunamis and the space shuttle Columbia disaster to the Michael Jackson trial and classic rock bands. Geneen is thrilled to be writing about and photographing hockey -- one of her truest passions behind, of course, journalism itself.
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