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March is Women's History Month and the NHL has led the way in celebrating women in sports with "Gender Equality Month," with 2019 being the inaugural year.

NHL on NBC made history with the first-ever all-women broadcast to commemorate International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8, with the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks game.

Now, the Capitals and NBC Sports Washington will do their own version with "Women's Celebration Night," featuring USA women's hockey star, Hilary Knight, serving as the inside-the-glass analyst for the Caps-Blackhawks game, Saturday, March 14.

Knight, an Alex Ovechkin fan, told the Washington Post she didn't hesitate when fellow teammate and Capitals' hockey Ambassador Haley Skarupa asked her to participate.

“I’m really excited about it,” Knight said to the Washington Post. “They rolled out the red carpet for us in 2010. I just had a phenomenal experience and was like, ‘I love this organization,'" Knight said referring to her 2010 invite to a Caps game.

Prior to going inside the glass, Knight will drop the ceremonial puck with Skarupa and fellow Olympian, Hannah Brandt. Additionally, Knight, Skarupa and fellow Olympians, Dana Trivigno and Taylor Wasylk, will teach a girls' hockey clinic at the MedStar Capitals Iceplex next week. 

Knight's inside-the-glass analysis will continue to further her commitment to encouraging women in sports, especially hockey.

 

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