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You watched games one and two. You know New York Rangers fans taunted Alex Ovechkin. You know Ovi had some trouble hearing them after scoring the game-winning goal on Monday.
Here’s how it works: The Madison Square Garden crowd counts down to the 8-minute mark of each period and then chants “Ovi Sucks!” Here’s it in action:
As Ana explained earlier, the chant is a bastardization of what Ottawa Senator fans do at the 11-minute mark to celebrate their captain, Daniel Alfredsson. So it’s like an homage, except mean-spirited and awful. Good news is that Caps superfan Sam “Horn Guy” Wolk plans to redeem the tradition with a remix of the remix. Please consider the following for Game Three tonight.
At 8:08 of each period, start counting down the seconds 8 – 7 – 6 – 5, etc. until the 8:00 mark.
Then you will chant “O-V!” eight times.
It’s quick. It’s easy. And it shows solidarity for Ovi (even if he doesn’t need it).
But really, it’s how we’ll remind Rangers fans that we still do their own cheers better than they do.
Sam tells me the horn will not be involved, and everyone’s screams need to be in unison. To make that happen, you’re gonna have to tell your friends, family, and everyone that you know who’s going to the game about this post and prepare them. Spread the word.
Make us hear you.