Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders - Game Six
UNIONDALE, NY - MAY 11: Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders stops Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins on a breakaway in the first period in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 11, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. Jarome Iginla #12 of the Penguins picked up the rebound and scored. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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