Photo via @ngreenberg
When the Caps met the Rangers in the playoffs last year, the fans got into the action. At Game Four, Madison Square Garden chanted “Can You Hear Us?” At Game Five, Verizon Center responded with “We Are Louder.” This year, the Rangers faithful have come up with a somewhat more sophisticated chant, and they seem quite pleased with themselves: they count down the seconds to the 8:00 mark and then shout Ovi Sucks in unison.
They appear to have picked this up from their first round opponents, the Ottawa Senators, who had been in the habit of counting down to 11:00 to support their captain Daniel Alfredsson — so really, it’s not just a highly complicated chant, it’s also a highly complicated knockoff. We’re almost insulted.
But anyone who knows Alex Ovechkin knows that crowd attention of any kind feeds him. Amid controversy and near-nonstop chatter about Ovechkin’s ice time this series, the captain stepped up when the Caps were tied 2-2 in the third period, and scored the game-winning goal on the power play.
Video of Ovi’s GWG
What’s that, Rangers fans? He can’t hear you.
This is Ovechkin’s 5th postseason GWG, the first of these playoffs. Pro-tip, MSG, from us to you. If you take that kind of time and effort to chant at a guy that he sucks — he probably doesn’t suck.
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