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Carrie Underwood Excited About Hockey Playoffs, Not Playoff Beard

Carrie Underwood photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Carrie Underwood is thrilled her husband Mike Fisher and his hockey team, the Nashville Predators, have made it to the Stanley Cup playoffs. But she tells she’s not as excited about the facial hair that comes along with a trip to the post-season.

“I’m not looking forward to the playoff beard,” she said. “[The players] all grow out their facial hair during the playoffs. So before they started, I told Mike, ‘You need to shave close.’ He always looks good with a little stubble, but it’s probably going to get out of hand soon.”

While Carrie fully supports Mike, she has retaliation in mind for the excess facial hair. “I’m going to stop shaving, too,” she said. “Just kidding!”

Carrie makes an effort to be as many of Mike’s games as possible, a feat made easier when he was traded to the Nashville Predators from the Ottawa Senators in February 2011. When she can’t be there cheering in the stands, she tries to find a TV or, as a last resort, a radio.

“Sometimes I can’t watch, so I have to listen to the games [on the radio], and that’s horrible,” she said. “But I’ve gotta cheer him on even if I’m just listening.”

Once hockey season wraps, Carrie and Mike have plans to spend the summer together before she hits the road touring in support of her new album, Blown Away, out May 1. Hockey season will resume then too, leaving Mike and Carrie to have to spend a lot of time apart. “That’s the bad part,” she said. “Once hockey’s back in session in the fall, I’ll be on tour, so we will not see a whole lot of each other.”

Carrie performed her new single, “Good Girl,” on the ACM Awards on April 1. Check out our photos from the rocking performance HERE.


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