Legal Alien: A Scotsman in Montreal

This one goes out to all you North Americans out there

So with the Habs looking a virtual shoe-in for a playoff place, the tradition of the playoff beard comes into focus again. I am toying with the idea of growing one but am looking to know the exact rules about it. The key question is, when do you stop shaving? Is it after you've qualified for the playoffs, when the regular season is over, or when the playoffs start?

I've got a buddy in Korea (who's Canadian) and he's up for the challenge but we'll only be able to post daily updates from digital photos. Anyone else feel like joining in? And is there a female equivalent? Anyone got any suggestions for one - not washing your hair perhaps?