St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Game Three
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 21: Steve Ott #29 of the St. Louis Blues and Johnny Oduya #27 of the Chicago Blackhawks chase the puck in front of goalie Corey Crawford #50 of the Blackhawks in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 21, 2014 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 FedEx Field in Landover, Md. on Friday