For those somehow unacquainted, it is a tradition in the NHL for players to not shave during the playoffs. The more scraggly and thicker your beard is, the better things have been going for your team. We're putting our own razors away for the occasion.

With the Bruins playoff run set to get underway tonight at The Garden, a handful of us here are joining in the playoff beard fun with hopes of being unshaven all the way into June! Mark Jennings is getting a bit of an early start, having started a couple of days ago, but I've decided to start clean. Oh-- and unintended consequence of all of this? I think I've unwittingly made my wife hope for an early exit for the B's. It's for the greater good, dear! Look for beard updates here each week through the playoff run. Here's to hoping it is a long one...