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Alexander Ovechkin, fiancee had night out Wayne Gretzky, wife (pics)


Alexander Ovechkin enjoyed a night off away from the rink by escorting fiancée Nastya Shubskaya on a night out in Los Angeles accompanied by true NHL royalty: Wayne Gretzky, who was joined by wife Janet.

The Washington Capitals played the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday, losing 4-3, and don’t play again until Saturday night in another tough road test against the San Jose Sharks, so it afforded plenty of time for Ovi to enjoy some nightlife.

Ovechkin took to Twitter to post a pic of himself posing with Gretzky in which he refers to The Great One as “the best.”

That’s an incredible amount of hockey immortality in one photograph, that’s for sure.

Shubskaya also posted a photograph of herself and The Great One on Instagram.

This brush with greatness followed another high-quality photo-op after Ovechkin met up earlier this week with Kobe Bryant and Novak Djokovic.

Quite the sports superstar-heavy week for Ovechkin, to be sure. Must have been quite a thrill, although the other two guys must have thought it cool to meet Ovi, as he’s obviously no slouch in the star-power department, either.

And given this could be the most loaded Capitals team Ovechkin has ever been on, perhaps this will at long last be the year Ovechkin hoists a Stanley Cup.

(top image via Janet Gretzky/Instagram)