ST. PAUL, Minn. - Beards are synonymous with playoff hockey, as players and even fans grow them out during what can be a lengthy playoff run.

On Tuesday, Minnesota Wild fans actually shaved off their beards as part of the team's "Shave Off for the Playoffs."

The Xcel lobby turned into an old fashioned barbershop. Former Wild captain Wes Walz even got in the chair. The event was free, but donations were welcomed.

Money raised went to the Minnesota Wild Foundation.

"It's an exciting time right now surrounding the Wild and everything going on with the organization and I know they wanted to do a different type of event and this is what they came up with so we're going to tighten this up here," Walz said.

Walz said it took him 10 days to grow his beard. One fan had his beard for almost 40 years.

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