Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - Game Four
COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 23: David Savard #58 of the Columbus Blue Jackets slides in an attempt to block the puck as Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins shoots the puck past Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nationwide Arena on April 23, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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