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Caps, Pens to honor Lokomotiv team

Washington Capitals

When the Capitals and Penguins face off Thursday night, there will be an underlying theme that will be much more important than any on-ice rivalry.

The teams will wear special patches to honor Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, the team that was lost in a Sept. 7 plane crash in Russia.

The game-worn jerseys will be autographed and auctioned off on the NHL's website, with all proceeds benefiting the Lokomotiv team's families.

You can find out more information about the auction here.