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Ference erases playoff beard
A look at the final 89 seconds of Chicago's dramatic 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night that clinched the championship for the Blackhawks:
1:29: With Chicago trailing 2-1, goalie Corey Crawford goes to the bench to give the Blackhawks an extra skater on the ice.
1:16: After a scrum along the boards, Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith makes a nice pass to center Jonathan Toews, who skates toward the left side of the net. He sends a pass to Bryan Bickell in the middle of the ice, and the big forward beats goalie Tuukka Rask with a shot to tie it 2-2.
1:16: Boston center David Krejci wins the ensuing faceoff against Chicago center Dave Bolland, but the Blackhawks quickly get the puck.
0:59: Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival takes a long slap shot that goes off the left post, and Bolland is there to poke the puck in, giving Chicago a 3-2 lead. Bolland finishes with three goals in the playoffs, all in the final series.
0:10: Krejci gets off one last unsuccessful shot for the Bruins. Toews helps the Blackhawks run out the clock at the other end of the ice.
One of the greatest traditions in hockey is the growth of the playoff beard, but once the playoffs are over, the razors come out and the beards tend not to last much longer.
So it was not remarkable that, less than 24 hours after his team’s crushing loss to Chicago in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference had already rid himself of his playoff bristles.
What was noteworthy, however, was how he did it — with an eraser and a sneeze.
Sound confusing? Just check out this Vine video Ference posted to his 61,000 Twitter followers Tuesday afternoon.
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