New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals - Game One
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 02: Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers skates with the puck in the first period of Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Washington Capitals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 2, 2013 in Washington (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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