Philadelphia Flyers v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game One
PITTSBURGH - APRIL 15: Darroll Powe #36 of the Philadelphia Flyers moves the puck against of Maxime Talbot #25 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game One of the Eastern Congrence Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 15, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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