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McDonagh, Skjei team up for daring drive-by hockey shot challenge

Rangers defensemen take aim at street nets in suburban Minnesota

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The drive-by hockey shot challenge has been taken to a new level thanks to two New York Rangers defensemen.

Brady Skjei and Ryan McDonagh, each home for the summer, pulled off their own version of the challenge with sticks and a tennis ball in suburban Minnesota.

Tweet from @NYRangers: #NYR @RMcDonagh27 & @BradySkjei hit the streets of Minny for the #DriveBySlapShotChallenge. �� it here including play-by-play from them! ���� pic.twitter.com/eZ4Iair8bT

Calgary Flames defenseman Dougie Hamilton started the drive-by slap-shot challenge in suburban Toronto last month. But McDonagh and Skjei were far more daring in their attempts, committing to the challenge even as the neighborhood's residents looked on.

Skjei played the role of shooter, and the Rangers captain set him up. The execution wasn't perfect, especially at one point when the ball hopped over Skjei's stick at one house, prompting McDonagh to criticize the "bad ice."

Tweet from @NYRangers: Sneak peek at #NYR @RMcDonagh27 and @BradySkjei on the streets of Minnesota doing the #drivebyslapshotchallenge! Full feature coming soon! pic.twitter.com/fLrx4DSiaX

The hockey shot challenge evolved from the drive-by dunk challenge, where people aimed to dunk on basketball hoops in their neighborhood without getting caught. But Skjei even managed to pull off a dunk with the tennis ball.

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