At around 10:30am Eastern Standard Time, R-Sport posted an article in Russian that Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin and his fiancee Maria Kirilenko have ended their engagement.
Alex Ovechkin and Maria Kirilenko first met at the US Open in 2011. The Capitals superstar was there for a preseason media gathering with a few other NHL stars and scored some free tickets to the US Open. He eventually wondered over to a practice court where Kirilenko and her doubles partner, Nadia Petrova were practicing. All three of them, being Russian, struck up a conversation at the practice court and Ovechkin exchanged numbers with Maria Kirilenko. Ovechkin attended Kirilenko’s semifinal match, which she and Petrova lost.