Usually when Maria hears a question about Ovechkin she says, "That's it, the interview is over!" This time she was in a very good mood and very open... Maria Kirilenko in an interview to Russian TV channel "Rain":
Have you noticed that he plays better when you are on the stands?
I hope so, I hope that he feels my support, that I'm rooting for him. He always looks at me.
Ovechkin waiving to Maria. Photo by Marge.
Once we bought the tickets, but the seats were not where we usually sit. After the game his shirt was a bit dirty. [I asked why?] He told me that he could not find me in the stands and blew everything in the locker room. The coaches asked him what was the matter. He said that he could not find me and my father. They showed him where we're sitting. After that he had settled down and scored a hat-trick.
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