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Brodeur is proud of Clarkson’s goal, celebration and beard

May 1, 2012, 11:05 PM EDT

When you’re on the right end of a playoff rivalry win, it’s easy to inject some humor into the proceedings. New Jersey Devils goalie/future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur was glad to get a few yucks about David Clarkson, who scored the game-winner in the Devils’ 4-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 2.

Tom Gulitti captured the quotes.

“It’s nice for him to go to the net and score one of his typical goals,” Brodeur said. “Just hard-nosed, jump on the crossbard, hold it for a second for pictures and move on.”

“I was happy for him. He works hard. He’s got the beard too … he’s proud of that.”

In case you’re curious, here are a few shots of Clarkson’s celebration.

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And since you’ve been so patient with your scrolling, here’s a solid shot of that aforementioned beard.

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Well, it’s no Scott Niedermayer “lightning” beard, but it’s certainly better than anything I can grow. That brings me to a wildly subjective – and hairy – question: who gets your vote for the best beard of the 2012 playoffs so far?

(Unaccompanied goatees need not apply.)

  1. davebabychreturns - May 2, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    The answer is always Shea Weber.

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