WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels, also known as the Heartbreak Kid, found a new hobby for his post-wrestling life on Monday night. The former wrestler's "HBK" moniker has been adopted by a trio of Pittsburgh Penguins -- Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel -- who play on a line together known as the HBK line.
The line combined for 34 points in the playoffs so far, and they picked up three points in Monday's 3-2 victory in Game 2 off a first-period Kessel goal. So naturally, some Pittsburgh fans who are also fans of wrestling asked Michaels to give the HBK line his blessing.
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Already have! It's very cool!! https://t.co/Oo9aekWSLb— Shawn Michaels (@ShawnMichaels) May 16, 2016
Michaels was happy to oblige, and his blessing sent Pittsburgh Twitter into a frenzy, as he ended up trending in the area on Monday night.
Lol!!! https://t.co/bKtEcuk61y— Shawn Michaels (@ShawnMichaels) May 17, 2016
That's when Michaels tuned in to the game to see what all the fuss was about. He caught a good game, as the Penguins and Lightning required overtime to decide a winner.
Pittsburgh ended up winning on a Sidney Crosby goal 40 seconds into the extra frame. The victory helped the Penguins even the series to a 1-1 tie, so it looks like the Heartbreak Kid might have to keep watching the Penguins in the playoffs for superstition's sake.