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AZPenguins 10-04-2011 11:19 AM

Capitals, Penguins Team Up to Benefit Families of Lokomotiv
 
Hey Caps fans, I wasn't sure if you seen this yet. Great gesture by 2 great clubs.

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Two of the NHL’s biggest rivals will team up for a great cause when the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals face off Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at CONSOL Energy in Pittsburgh.

The Penguins and Capitals today announced a joint effort to raise money for the families of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, the KHL team that perished in a plane crash Sept. 7 in Russia. Pens and Caps players will wear jerseys with commemorative Lokomotiv patches at the Oct. 13 game, then autograph the game-worn and game-issued jerseys afterward and auction them off at nhl.com. All proceeds will benefit the Lokomotiv players’ children and families.

“We compete against each other hard on the ice, but off the ice we all are part of one big hockey family,” Penguins General Manager Ray Shero said. “Many of our players had friends on the Lokomotiv team. All of us in hockey were touched by this tragic loss. We just thought the Oct. 13 game was a unique opportunity for our two teams to work together to raise money for the children and families of the players, coaches and staff who lost their lives.”

Russian players Evgeni Malkin of the Penguins and Alexander Ovechkin of the Capitals will participate in a ceremonial opening faceoff. The auction will begin at puck drop on Oct. 13 and run through Oct. 27 at nhl.com.

Wives and girlfriends of the Pens and Caps players also will be selling remembrance bracelets to benefit the Lokomotiv families. The Caps’ event will take place at their home opener on Oct. 8 against Carolina at Verizon Center. The Pens’ event will coincide with the Oct. 13 game.

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.ht...fb-pghpenguins

SameOld 10-04-2011 11:41 AM

Classy move by both organizations and the patches look great, too. Hope they raise a lot of money!

Ih8theislanders 10-04-2011 04:01 PM

That's awesome. Very classy move.



Would someone here who goes mind buying me one of the bracelets? Don't think they'll be available online. Would greatly appreciate it :) .

Bure 10-04-2011 05:25 PM

This is awesome, great gesture.

SameOld 10-04-2011 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Ih8theislanders (Post 37454715)
That's awesome. Very classy move.

Would someone here who goes mind buying me one of the bracelets? Don't think they'll be available online. Would greatly appreciate it :) .

I assume the bracelets they'll be selling are the same as those found here http://www.loveforlokomotiv.com/donate.html

Ih8theislanders 10-04-2011 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by kermit025 (Post 37457659)
I assume the bracelets they'll be selling are the same as those found here http://www.loveforlokomotiv.com/donate.html

Awesome, thanks


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