Watch multiple angles of Evgeny Kuznetsov's celebration in the video player above, which will begin momentarily.
Washington's Evgeny Kuznetsov netted an impressive third-period goal that proved to be the game winner for the Capitals in Monday night's 2-1 Game 7 win over the New York Islanders.
After celebrating with his teammates, he did this:
(Photo via Comcast SportsNet screenshot)
He went with the jumpshot follow-through. Classic. It just so happened that four members of the Washington Wizards, themselves fresh off of a four-game sweep of the Toronto Raptors, were rinkside to watch the win.
That was a fact apparently not lost on the young Kuznetsov, via Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post:
Kuznetsov on celebrating when he returned to the bench: "I saw a couple basketball players there." Thanked them for coming.
— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) April 28, 2015
It's not the first time Kuznetsov and the Wizards have intersected. A quick look at his Instagram profile reveals a photo from earlier this year with Paul Pierce, one player among the group at Monday's game.
And now both teams are headed to the second round of their respective Eastern Conference playoffs.