'Power of the mustache' propels N.J. Devils
June, 7, 2012
By Patrick Dorsey | ESPN.com
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.
Andy Marlin/NHLI/Getty ImagesRyan Carter, after the Devils beat the Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals.
Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesAdam Henrique, happily answering questions after the Devils' Game 4 win.
Jayne Kamin-Oncea/US Presswire... and, minutes earlier, Henrique celebrating after displaying that 'stache's power.