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Penguins invite Shawn Michaels to Game 5

Former WWE wrestler, fan of Pittsburgh's 'HBK' line, to answer Thursday

by NHL.com @NHL / NHL.com

The Pittsburgh Penguins' "HBK" line of Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel has been electric in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. So much so that it caught the attention of a wrestling legend who's also familiar with the nickname. 

Shawn Michaels, best known as "The Heartbreak Kid" during his time in the WWE, caught wind of the Penguins' "HBK" line, and it was enough to get him to tune into Game 2.

Tweet from @ShawnMichaels: Y'all got me watching the game!!! #PITvsTBL #HBKLine pic.twitter.com/KQLRTqTAWX

Michaels' tweet caused a whirlwind on social media, with Penguins fans and even members of the local media reaching out to him. 

Tweet from @ShawnMichaels: I must admit, I don't know hockey very well. #gottastartsomewhere #PITvsTBL https://t.co/4dFMFHI5TL

Tweet from @ShawnMichaels: Lol!! I appreciate your dedication!! #HBKLine https://t.co/aMpw7lify4

Tweet from @ShawnMichaels: LOL!! https://t.co/S6Mc7ElD3G

With this much attention, it was only right for the Penguins to reach out to ole' HBK and see if he was interested in giving everyone in Pittsburgh a little sweet chin music.

Tweet from @penguins: In honor of the HBK line (which is on ��), we would like to formally invite the original Heartbreak Kid, @ShawnMichaels, to Game 5. You in?

Tweet from @ShawnMichaels: I'm in Texas but I'll be tuning in tonight! #HBKLine #thankyou https://t.co/VojZsKZKyy

It didn't take long for Michaels to come to a decision, and it seems an announcement is on the horizon.

Tweet from @ShawnMichaels: Well, @penguins fans, stay tuned!! Got an announcement for you tomorrow evening regarding 'ol Game 5 in the "Bur... https://t.co/Al1hFqjlzr

Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Brett Keisel made Michaels an offer … well, you know the rest.

Tweet from @ShawnMichaels: That's an offer I can't refuse!!! https://t.co/ryQhY6Z6KJ

Video: NHL Live: Shawn Michaels Tweet

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