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Capitals wives and girlfriends raise over $20,000 with playoff jackets

Capitals wives and girlfriends raise over $20,000 with playoff jackets

This article has been updated from a previous publishing.

The wives and girlfriends of the Washington Capitals raised over $20,720 by auctioning off stylish team blazers and autographed jerseys. 

The women teamed up with Laura Brodigan, the founder of BROdenim who embroidered their plaid blazers, and Key Antoinette, owner of Etsy shop IndieClub that made the partners’ lapel pins with each player’s face on them. Together, they auctioned off their crafts raise money for Safe Shores DC, a local advocacy center for child victims of sexual and physical abuse.

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Hi Caps fans! After such a positive response to our playoff jackets, we thought we’d give you all a chance to have your own while raising money for an amazing cause😊 All proceeds will benefit Safe Shores, a child advocacy center here in DC that provides a safer future for women and children escaping abusive households. Blazers are team-signed, come in a variety of sizes with “Capitals” embroidered on the back (generously donated by @BROdenim) and a player face pin (@indieclub_)! Every blazer is packaged with an autographed Capitals jersey (surprise player) and signed puck. Thank you so much for your generosity and support! To bid on a blazer, you can click the link in my bio! Then head to “browse items” ❤️

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Each blazer was signed by the team and embroidered with “Capitals” on the back in varsity script. The blazers were packaged with a surprise player pin, as well as an autographed jersey and puck.

The bidding platform was open for one week, concluding Saturday, April 20 at 10 p.m.

After the initial auctions went live, a raffle for two lower bowl tickets and a meet and greet during the 2019-20 season was added. A $20 donation to Safe Shores DC equalled one raffle entry.

 

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Congratulations to Garnet Hathaway, who finally got to hear his goal song

Congratulations to Garnet Hathaway, who finally got to hear his goal song

In Tuesday night's win over the Winnipeg Jets, Garnet Hathaway FINALLY got to hear his goal song, Haddaway's "What is Love."

Even better, Hathaway got the third goal of the game off a rebound by linemate, best friend and "Between Two Blue Lines" podcast co-host, Nic Dowd.

Even newcomer Ilya Kovalchuk got into the "Night at the Roxbury" head-bobbing bop.

Prior to game time, Hathaway spoke with Dowd about his choice of goal song on "Level With Me."

"I just thought it would be fun," Hathaway said to Dowd. "It's a great movie, first of all. Haddaway, Hathaway, I thought, had a little connection."

Hathaway said when he finally scores, he knew the head bob would be automatic.

"When it happens, when they hear it, the fans will also know what to do, to bob their head."

Here's to hoping for more head bops at Capital One Arena!

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Chasing Greatness: How to watch, time, channel, live stream

Chasing Greatness: How to watch, time, channel, live stream

The celebration of Alex Ovechkin's 700th career goal lives on.

Following the Capitals clash with the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday (coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Washington), you won't want to change the channel. NBC Sports Washington is airing a special feature, "Chasing Greatness," recapping the great career of Ovechkin thus far.

NBC Sports Washington's Craig Laughlin, who has been covering the Capitals for nearly 30 years, sits down with Ovechkin to discuss his career from his debut in 2005 to his 700th goal this past Saturday.

Later on in the special, Ovechkin's teammates Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nicklas Backstrom join Ovechkin and NBC Sports Washington's Joe Beninati to break down film on some of Ovechkin's best goals of his career. 

The special is set to air at 11 p.m. ET following Caps Postgame Live. Here's everything you need to know.

Chasing Greatness: How to watch

What: Chasing Greatness, a special on the career of Alex Ovechkin

When: Thursday, Feb. 27

Channel: NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder Link)

Time: 11 p.m. ET (conclusion of Caps Postgame Live)

Live Stream: You can stream Chasing Greatness at NBCSportsWashington.com's live stream page and in the MyTeams App.

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