Shawn Michaels will be at Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final at Consol Energy Center on Sunday (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports), and the Pittsburgh Penguins made sure "The Heartbreak Kid" had something suitable to wear for their game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Penguins line of Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel is nicknamed "The HBK Line," similar to Michaels' wrestling nickname, HBK (for Heartbreak Kid). Pittsburgh extended Michaels an invitation to the game Wednesday on Twitter, and the WWE superstar accepted Thursday.
"I saw some folks referencing it on Twitter and I started engaging with them, and lo and behold, I'm watching hockey for the first time and it just sort of grew from there," Michaels told ESPN on Saturday. "I can't take any credit for this. It all came from the fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the organization itself, and honestly the NHL. Everyone has been unbelievably gracious that reached out to me, and it's been honestly a great deal of fun."
Bonino, Hagelin and Kessel have combined for 41 points in 15 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
The best-of-7 series is tied 2-2.
Video: Chatting with "HBK" Shawn Michaels about the Penguins