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Rangers Fans Participate in 'Beard-a-Thon'

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Growing a playoff beard has long been a hockey tradition for the players, but now, some Rangers fans are getting in on the act for a good cause.

Before the Rangers faced off against the Flyers Thursday night, fans were treated to free trims, but they had to promise to not shave as long as the Rangers are in the playoffs.

The Beard-a-Thon is also a fundraiser for the Garden of Dreams Foundation.

"I mean, I already have mine going," said one fan. "I'm getting a trim, but you start off, don't shave, don't care about anything else. Focus on hockey, let the beard go, and it's just a little bit of luck."

"Since the beginning of time, I guess you've always grown a beard, so I do it now because everybody else does it," said another.

"A day like today is just a celebration of not only Rangers and hockey New York, but more importantly, the kids, and putting a smile on kids' faces," said a third.

There's also a hockey house where fans can test their skills on the ice, have their pictures taken and even meet some Rangers alumni.

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