LOOK: WWE legend Shawn Michaels is digging Penguins' 'HBK Line'

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WWE great Shawn Michaels is growing quite fond of Pittsburgh's "HBK Line." USATSI

Perhaps the only thing more powerful than a Phil Kessel wrist shot to the top corner might be the "Sweet Chin Music" WWE legend Shawn Michaels delivered on the regular throughout his storied wrestling career

And if that seems like a weird connection to make, Kessel and Michaels have a little more in common than you think. Emphasis on a little.

Kessel has been lighting up the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Pittsburgh Penguins while playing alongside forwards Carl Hagelin and Nick Bonino. The trio was particularly dominant during the team's second-round series win over the Washington Capitals.

Over the time that line has been together, the trio has become affectionately known as the "HBK Line." Michaels, of course, was affectionately known as the "Heartbreak Kid" or "HBK" for short.

Apparently Michaels caught wind of the similarly-nicknamed trio of players recently and noticed he was getting a little more attention on Twitter Monday night. That surely has a lot to do with the fact that the Penguins are in the midst of playing the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals in Pittsburgh.

Always good about playing to the crowd, HBK the wrestler decided to find out more about HBK the line.

First off, one Penguins fan wanted to make sure they had Michaels' blessing, which the former leader of Degeneration X was happy to provide.

Michaels was even trending in Pittsburgh as the HBK line struck with a Kessel goal to make it 2-0 in the first period, which amused the wrestling great.

Finally, with his curiosity piqued, he was all in on watching the game.

I guess he's just a hockey boy now.

CBS Sports Writer

Chris Peters has been a hockey writer for CBS Sports since 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for numerous outlets and edited the United States of Hockey blog, covering the sport at all levels. Peters also... Full Bio

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