April 23, 2011
When we last heard from the Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers first-round series, it was the Madison Square Garden faithful chanting "Can You Hear Us?" as a response to Caps coach Bruce Boudreau's boast that the Verizon Center was the louder venue.
In Saturday's Game 5, the Verizon Center crowd offered their response, waving around these placards given out by a local radio station, holding other signs that were variations of 'No MSG' and singing this spontaneous response in the first period:
Eh, the MSG chant was more inventive.
"Can You Hear Us?" … "We Are Louder" … so, in Game 6 we'll get, "No, You're Not!" and then Game 7 we'll get "That's Not What You Mother Said" and … well, that'd be the end of the series. If it makes it past a Game 5, of course.