Pens-Caps Honor Plane Crash Victims

The Penguins and Washington Capitals put their rivalry aside Thursday night to remember the Russian pro hockey team that was killed in a plane crash. Evgeni Malkin and fellow Russian Alex Ovechkin took part in a ceremonial faceoff with Pens owner Mario Lemieux dropping the puck. Also, both teams wore patches honoring the 28 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl players who died when their plane went down in western Russia last month. The patch with the team’s logo was Malkin’s idea. He approached Coach Dan Bylsma and General Manager Ray Shero and stressed the importance of paying tribute. The game-worn jerseys are being auctioned off on NHL.com with the proceeds going to benefit the players’ families. For more information visit the link below:

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