World No. 15 Maria Kirilenko has had a Twitter account for a long time, but she’s started using it more frequently in recent months, and she’s become a must-follow. She posts tennis and travel updates:
And awesome cat tweets:
But my favorite part of Kirilenko’s Twitter feed is her hockey commentary. Kirilenko is engaged to Alexander Ovechkin, a hockey player for the Washington Capitals. Naturally, being a huge hockey fan (Go Flyers!), I’ve enjoyed not only seeing Ovechkin at Kirilenko’s matches during the NHL lockout, but seeing Kirilenko in Washington (you should click that link and watch that interview, for real) and following all the Caps’ hockey games.
Here are Maria’s best hockey tweets, in no particular order.
Free advertising for the Caps!
Only Kirilenko could look this stylish with one of those goofy foam finger things:
She gives a little pep talk during early season struggles:
Following from afar:
She goes after a parody Twitter account of one of Ovechkin’s former teammates, fellow Russian Alexander Semin, who now plays for the Carolina Hurricanes:
Live-tweeting a particularly good effort from Ovechkin and the Caps:
Ovechkin teaches Kirilenko to fight. I’ll assume this is a hockey-related tweet, since there’s fighting in hockey. Even if it’s not, it’s a great picture.
And the best for last: