07/22/2014 11:30 EDT | Updated 09/21/2014 05:59 EDT

Ovechkin fan shapes beard into No. 8

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. 

The fan doesn't limit his beard-trimming/growing/shaping/impressiveness to hockey. He's a baseball fan too: