*Made season high 34 saves in 5-3 loss at CHI (12/16) *Earned win in *Appeared in 400th career game vs. NYI (12/9)
*Earned win stopping 25 of 26 shots faced in relief vs. BUF (11/13)
*Made 25 saves at BOS (10/28) for first win since 1/9/14
*Stopped 14-of-16 shots at LA (10/19)...first start since 1/11/14 vs. COL
*Missed three games with illness (12/23-12/29)
MBNA Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award (2007) William M. Jennings Trophy (2007) (shared with Manny Fernandez)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2009)
Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, June 1, 2006.
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