RMNBAlex Ovechkin is engaged to tennis star Maria Kirilenko, and she’s been credited with taming the Washington Capitals captain while also inspiring him.
She hopes her presence in the arena makes Ovechkin a better player in the ice, as she recently said in an interview via SovSport.
But if Ovechkin knows she’s there but can’t locate her seat … well, just make sure everything in the Capitals dressing room is nailed down.
From SovSport, a quick Q&A with Kirilenko:
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Surely the first time you came to a hockey game was to root for Alex?
"Elena Dementieva invited me to come and told me that her husband Max Afinogenov was playing. She invited me to root for her husband."
Do you like hockey?
"I like hockey, when Sasha [Alex Ovechkin] is playing. But watching hockey just because it's not something [I like]..."
Could you describe the feeling when your amoure is on the ice? This is a special feeling for sure.
"Of course, especially when the game is tough, tense, when he is playing incredibly...