The ceremonial puck drop is scheduled to happen prior to the start of Thursday's Washington Capitals vs. Winnipeg Jets hockey game at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Washington Capitals players John Carlson (United States), Alex Ovechkin (Russia), Nicklas Backstrom (Sweden), and Martin Erat (Czech Republic) will represent their respective countries at the Winter Olympics.
Winnipeg Jets players Blake Wheeler (United States), Michael Frolik (Czech Republic), Ondrej Pavelec (Czech Republic), and Olli Jokinen (Finland) will represent their respective countries at the Winter Olympics.
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