IF Joel Ward makes a big play – Drink.
IF Joel Ward’s butt makes a big play – Drink, shout “Hump Day!”
IF Tom Wilson gets in a fight – Finish your drink, complain about how bad the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight was.
IF Alex Ovechkin scores – Finish your drink, jump forcefully into the nearest pane of glass.IF Jason Chimera beats an opponent in a foot race to the puck – Drink your neighbor’s drink faster than they can stop you.
IF Jay Beagle wins a face-off – Drink, bay like a hound dog.
IF Andre Burakovsky scores – Drink a glass of full-fat buttermilk, because if he can’t celebrate with a drink, neither can you.
IF Evgeny Kuznetsov scores – Chug for 92 seconds, shout “Avada Kedavra!”IF Troy Brouwer misses an open net – Pour your drink into a glass, throw it wildly over your shoulder.
IF Nicklas Backstrom records an assist – Gently and deftly pour your neighbor’s drink into their mouth, better than they could do themselves.
IF Braden Holtby takes his mask off on television – Pour your drink on your pants, pretend they weren’t already wet.IF Martin St. Louis scores for the NY Rangers – Drink, make a cheap Hobbit joke that betrays more of your true Lord of the Rings fandom than you’d like.
IF the Madison Square Garden crowd chants “Let’s Go Rangers” – Drink.
IF the Madison Square Garden crowd chants “Hooo-o-o-oooooltby” – Drink, with increasing impatience.
IF the Madison Square Garden crowd chants “We Are Loud-er” – Drink, take peace in the calming salve of knowing that you chose to live in the right city.
IF Mike Green misses a check/puck – Buy a drink at your nearest bar, pay way too much for it a year from now.
IF the NBC broadcast team questions Ovechkin’s leadership – Chug, for the entire duration of their cognitive dissonance.IF the period ends – Finish your drink and get another, because how else will you survive the next one?
IF the NY Rangers win – Drown your sorrows in an unending deluge of sweet numbing poison.
IF the Washington Capitals win – Saturate your limitless joy in an unending deluge of your favorite freaking booze.