Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - Game Three
COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 21: Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets makes a glove save as Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ryan Murray #27 of the Columbus Blue Jackets battle for position during the first period in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 21, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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