'Power of the mustache' propels N.J. Devils

June, 7, 2012

What helped New Jersey avoid a four-game Stanley Cup finals sweep against the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night?

Check the tape (above).

You see, Ryan Carter -- 28-year-old center for the Devils -- openly acknowledges his inability to grow a playoff beard. So he's gone full 'stache, something a once-goateed Adam Henrique decided to mimic for Game 4.

And for those who don't know, Henrique scored the game-winning goal with less than five minutes left.

The power of the mustache, indeed.

Ryan CarterAndy Marlin/NHLI/Getty ImagesRyan Carter, after the Devils beat the Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals.
Adam HenriqueBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesAdam Henrique, happily answering questions after the Devils' Game 4 win.
Adam HenriqueJayne Kamin-Oncea/US Presswire... and, minutes earlier, Henrique celebrating after displaying that 'stache's power.
Patrick Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. He has worked for the Web and newspapers. He also played in one Division-III golf tournament (he shot 105).



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