With all the playoff beards in the NHL, it was only a matter of time before something like this would happen.

San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton and St. Louis Blues forward David Backes engaged in a tug of war of sorts, but instead of using a rope the two hockey combatants used their beards.

#BeardBattle pic.twitter.com/OIwSWSDPEW

— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) May 16, 2016

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