Don’t hide Alex Ovechkin’s lady or he’ll destroy the locker room

April 17, 2013

Athletes are known to be superstitious, and it’s no surprise that Alex Ovechkin is particular about his game routine. But it seems that the Capitals captain takes it harder than most when that routine is disrupted.

Puck Daddy offers a translation of this fun anecdote told by Ovi’s fiancee, Maria Kirilenko.

“Once we bought tickets not to where we usually sit. After the game, his shirt was a little dirty. He told me that he couldn’t find me in the stands and smashed everything in the locker room. Coaches asked him what was wrong. He said that he couldn’t find me and [his] dad. He was shown where we were sitting. And he calmed down and scored a hat trick,” Kirilenko said in an interview to Dozhd television channel.

Yikes.

 

BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER

* Haren struggles, Nats lose.

* The Caps won their eighth straight game last night.

* The future starts now for the Wizards.

* Mike Wise says it’s too early for Alex Len and Otto Porter to be going into the draft.

 

TWEET OF THE NIGHT

 

 

 

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT

Jack Hillen, on Ovechkin sticking up for Nicklas Backstrom last night:

“That’s a penalty that we’ll kill all day. That’s your captain sticking up for one of the best players on our team. I think anybody on our team would have done that and he did a great job. That’s why he’s our captain and that definitely gave us some more momentum.”

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Jan Vesely and a bunch of adorable children. I don’t know why.


via @JanVesely24

 

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT

Caps and Leafs get to brawling. Chippy.

 

WHAT TO WATCH TODAY

Nats at Marlins, 7 p.m. on MASN2. Wizards at Bulls, 8 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet. All TV/Radio listings here.

 

ACTS OF KINDNESS

Here’s a pretty great roundup of acts of kindness, just in case you’re needing it today.

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