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Sergei Bobrovsky’s New Mask Featuring Sideshow Bob and Rocky Balboa

Apr 13, 2011, 6:10 PM EDT

Bob has made quite a transformation this season from a rookie goalie trying to find his way in the NHL to a playoff starter for a team poised to make a deep run. This afternoon we also learned of another transformation, one away from the Top Gun/Independence Hall/Liberty Bell motif to the straight-killer Rocky Balboa/Sideshow Bob look.

Here’s what Sergei Bobrovsky’s new playoff mask looks like, courtesy of CSN’s Sarah Baicker. Yes, that’s Sideshow Bob from The Simpsons.

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The front of the mask appears to read “BOBS,” while the side opposite of Sideshow shows two images of Rocky Balboa. I believe that is an image of Rocky holding the flag after beating Ivan Drago in Rocky IV in the fight that ended the Cold War.

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