Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Game Two
CHICAGO - MAY 03: Andrew Ladd #16 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Kevin Bieksa #3 of the Vancouver Canucks start to shove into each other in front of Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo #1 at Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 03, 2010 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.
— Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin told told Monumental Network after meeting soccer star Lionel Messi prior to Argentina's practice at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday