The playoff beard, grown for good luck until a champion has been declared, is a hockey tradition that dates to the 1980s, and during the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, it was the Los Angeles Kings who proved that they not only could go all the way but also could grow the NHL's shaggiest beards. After capturing the Cup for the second time in three years on June 13, players Jake Muzzin and Trevor Lewis headed to Floyd's 99 Barbershop in Hermosa Beach, Calif., five days later to clean up some impressive growth after not shaving since mid-April, with THR along to document their grooming session.

Read more and view the pictures: L.A. Kings Stars Show Off Their Before-and-After Beards (Exclusive Photos)