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Celebrity fans go to great lengths to watch their favorite NHL teams

Don't you hate it when work gets in the way of watching playoff hockey? So do these famous fans, who'll stop at nothing to follow their favorite teams -- and maybe even taunt the opposition -- all while doing their day jobs. Because, after all, it's the Stanley Cup.

While the celebrity-magnet New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings are gone, a number of celebrity fans will be watching Wednesday night's Game 7 showdown between the Anaheim Ducks and the Nashville Predators with particular interest -- as well as each second-round series matchup:

Carrie Underwood, Nashville Predators

Sure, the country chanteuse is married to Predators defenseman Mike Fisher. But she knows the game and isn't afraid to tweak his teammates.


Snoop Dogg, Anaheim Ducks

Snoop Dogg's son is a huge hockey fan, and the rapper has pledged to help bring more youth hockey leagues to Southern California. The DoggFather even brought his signature fashizzle patter to Hockey Night in Canada.


Tim McGraw, Nashville Predators

The singer is son of a former baseball player, but he personifies the uniquely southern NHL fan base the Predators have cultivated during their 18-year existence in Nashville.


Kole Calhoun, Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks also have fellow Anaheim denizen Kole Calhoun (No. 45 below) in their corner. The Angels outfielder fielded Twitter questions during a Ducks game earlier this season.


James Storm, Nashville Predators

The TNA wrestling world heavyweight champion and Tennessee native was on the road for Game 1 but cheered the Predators' comeback from his hotel room.


Pat Sajak, Washington Capitals

Meanwhile, Sajak's commitment to his favorite team sometimes involves taking a red-eye flight back East from a "Wheel of Fortune" taping to catch games at Verizon Center, where he's a Washington Capitals season-ticket holder. He might not have been in the house for Game 3, but Sajak couldn't resist tweaking Flyers fans after the Caps went up 3-0 in their first-round series.


Chloe Grace Moretz, New York Islanders

Although Moretz lives and dies with her hometown New York Islanders, the "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising" actress is filming in Los Angeles. She got a Stanley Cup playoffs fix during Game 2 of the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks' series on April 16.

But her heart was back in Brooklyn at Barclays Center, and she live-tweeted Game 3 of the Isles' series against the Florida Panthers.


Kevin Connelly, New York Islanders

Giving Moretz a run for her money as Hollywood's most vocal and visible Islanders fan is the former "Entourage" star.

Connolly often sneaked Isles gear into episodes; he directed a 30 for 30 film about scam artist/Islanders owner John Spano; he did voice-overs for team ads; and he even drafted Brock Nelson from the NHL podium in 2010.


Prince Fielder, Dallas Stars

Perhaps no one is more excited about the Dallas Stars' Stanley Cup chase than the Texas Rangers' designated hitter.


Ronnie Lott, San Jose Sharks

And few people were more pumped for Game 3 between the Sharks and Kings than Lott. The former 49er and Pro Football Hall of Famer's send-off seemed to do the trick and got the Sharks going. San Jose scored just 30 seconds into the game.


Jon Hamm, St. Louis Blues

Actor Jon Hamm, looking like a true hockey player, wears his affection for his hometown St. Louis Blues on his hat.

Someone is ready for game 2. #jonhamm @stlouisblues @nhlblackhawks #stanleycup #moviemakeup

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Michael Keaton, Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens have Batman in their corner:

Joe Manganiello, Pittsburgh Penguins

As well as "True Blood" werewolf Alcide Herveaux, who didn't let a bout of appendicitis keep him from filling out his Stanley Cup bracket.


Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay Lightning

The Buccaneers defensive tackle has served as the Tampa Bay Lightning's "social captain," creating crowd prompts at Amalie Arena and live-tweeting games.