05/14/2012 11:58 EDT | Updated 07/14/2012 05:12 EDT

5 best NHL playoff beards of 2012, as voted by the fans

There may only be four teams left vying for the Stanley Cup, but there are a few players embracing the tradition of letting their facial hair grow as long as their team is in the hunt.

We asked you, the fans, through the CBC Playoff Pulse app, which player has the best playoff beard. There are a mix of styles, ranging from the meticulously manicured all the way to the full Santa Claus-effect.

Without further ado, here are your top five answers: