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Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov show off golf skills

Capitals forwards celebrate their games in grand fashion

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin's best drives apparently are reserved for the ice and not on the green, but his celebrations are world class no matter what sport he's playing.

When Ovechkin was teeing off at a round of golf, the forward whose 525 goals since 2005-06 are the most in the NHL, fanned on his initial drive. He missed the ball again on his second attempt, instead launching a divot forward.

Watch: Ovechkin's golf swing

The third time was the charm for Ovechkin, who showcased an unorthodox swing and blasted the ball down the fairway to the delight of his playing partners.

While Ovi was struggling, Capitals teammate Evgeny Kuznetsov looked like a natural and had the walkoff celebration to match.

Tweet from @Kuzya92: I guess I'm natural...so fun to play pic.twitter.com/o0dHPQCDaX

Golf season is just about over for Ovechkin, Kuznetsov and the Capitals. They have two remaining preseason games, Friday at the Carolina Hurricanes and Sunday against the New York Islanders, before starting the regular season Thursday against the Pittsburgh Penguins (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports 2). 

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