Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals were happy to defeat the New York Rangers in the quarter finals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But this is not their only success in these NHL Playoffs. Autism Speaks, the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association have partnered for Face-off Against Autism. This is a unique fundraising initiative that allows hockey fans to support autism research and support their favorite team and player throughout the playoffs.
In five games the Washington Capitals have earned themselves some time off before the next round of play, they’ll end up with at least four days without a hockey game and maybe six or seven. The Capitals are now on a quest to have their most successful season in at least four years, and they haven’t made it through the second round of the playoffs since 1998 and all of Washington D.C. and Maryland are very excited!
During these playoffs, Face-off Against Autism will highlight a key NHL player from each of the 16 playoff teams, transforming his photo into a digital puzzle. Fans can purchase pieces of the puzzle for $10. Every fan who buys a puzzle piece gets a 20% discount off their next purchase at the NHL Store and will be automatically entered to win one of four autographed jerseys. So, buy a puzzle piece Capitals fans, because one of the jerseys has been autographed by NHL Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin.
Face-off Against Autism is featuring the Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, who is currently leading the NHL puzzles. The campaign will run through the end of the playoffs. Now there is more than one reason to cheer for the Caps!