A Washington sports fan has taken the idea of growing a playoff beard to a whole new level.
Unfortunately for him, Alexander Ovechkin and the Capitals didn't qualify for the playoffs last season. But that didn't sway the self-proclaimed "beardsman" (according to his Instagram bio) from shaping his facial hair into the Washington sniper's No. 8.
Take a look here:
And, for good measure, here's a fancier version:
The fan's elaborate facial hair wasn't lost on Oveckhin, either, who appreciated the effort when the fan was caught on camera during a game last fall.
Gr8 pic!!!!so sick!! pic.twitter.com/Zex4l81sZG— Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) November 12, 2013
The fan doesn't limit his beard-trimming/growing/shaping/impressiveness to hockey. He's a baseball fan too: