The Pittsburgh Penguins are in the middle of an impressive Stanley Cup Playoffs run, currently leading the Tampa Bay Lightning two games to one in the Eastern Conference Final. Arguably the Penguins’ greatest strength at the moment is the contribution they’re getting from their third line, comprised of Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel.
This Hagelin-Bonino-Kessel line has appropriately been dubbed the “HBK Line” and they’ve been impressive enough to catch the attention of the original HBK — Shawn Michaels, The Heartbreak Kid.
Michaels grew up in Texas, so he presumably doesn’t have Penguins — or any hockey team — fandom in his blood. But it seems that enough Pittsburgh tweeters have convinced him to join the Pens’ bandwagon, and the love affair between the two is developing quickly.