Ranking the 10 Strangest Moments in NHL Playoff History

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Ranking the 10 Strangest Moments in NHL Playoff History
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Spring weather and spring fever―or, rather, Stanley Cup fever―each have an overwhelming track record of percolating peculiar events around the NHL playoffs. Mother Nature can seep indoors to literally cloud the game action, while human nature can leave diehard fans hopeless and even instill irrational inclinations to the ostensibly regimented players and coaches.

Then there is the sometimes strange nature of hockey itself, wherein funny bounces can find their way into the Stanley Cup scrapbook just as easily as they can a midseason highlight reel.

From celebrations starting unconventionally to event evictions forcing teams to play in an unconventional venue to controversial rulings leading to on-ice officials in unconventional attire, here are the 10 most bizarre moments in NHL playoff history.

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