Kristen Bell may be known as Veronica Mars, Sarah Marshall, Gossip Girl, or electrifying Hero Elle -- but in her hometown of Detroit, she's just your average crazy hockey fan. With the city's Red Wings currently leading the Stanley Cup finals two games to none, the petite actress tells NHL.com that the opposing Pittsburgh Penguins have no shot. "[The Red Wings] have heart, skill, class and the best color combination known to man. That is why they will win," she says.
They also have Kristen's first crush, Chris Osgood, guarding the nets. The one-time tomboy -- who admits to having broken her wrists as a teen playing street hockey with the guys -- explains, "Brad Pitt be damned, he had nothing on Osgood's rookie skill and sad eyes. There was actually a day in high school when I wrote on a name tag 'Mrs. Osgood' and wore it the whole day. I really thought we were perfect for each other. I'd love to meet him and probably apologize that things never worked out."
... To current beau (and fellow Michigander!) Dax Shepard's benefit. Kristen, 27, and Dax, 33, have been together since November.
Since she won't be cuddling up with Chris Osgood anytime soon, Kristen tells NHL.com about her perfect day with the Stanley Cup itself: "I would start by eating an entire box of Fruity Pebbles out of it. Then I'd take an afternoon sponge bath in it. Then I'd retro fit it with handles and make it into a Stanley Cup handbag."
If the Red Wings win, we think they should let her do it! And if you're anything like Kristen, you'll enjoy SOAPnet's new series "MVP," premiering Thursday, June 19, at 11pm ET/PT.
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