Watch a Hot Hockey Player Lose His Beard on Vine

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In the month before this week’s Stanley Cup Finals, NHL players started growing out their notorious “Playoff Beards.” It’s tradition. But on Tuesday morning, after one team skated off the ice victorious (the Chicago Blackhawks), many men woke up with a new item on their to-do list: shaving.

Alas, the season was over; it was time to let the scruff go. And while his own team lost, Boston Bruins’ defenseman Andrew Ference still won, big-time — with his spectacular use of Vine to showcase the removal of said playoff beard. In the six-second video, Ference made use of some rubber-eraser trickery and one fantastic sneeze. The best part is at the end, when he revealed some chiseled jawline handsomeness. Till next year …

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