Pittsburgh Penguins v Carolina Hurricanes, Game Three
RALEIGH, NC - MAY 23: Fans enter the RBC Center before the Carolina Hurricanes face the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Championship Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 23, 2009 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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