Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens - Game Five
MONTREAL, CANADA - MAY 9: Fans of the Montreal Canadiens came early to catch a bit of sun before Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre on May 9, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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 FedEx Field in Landover, Md. on Friday