This drinking game is not for the meek, I wouldn’t advise reading any further if you small bladder or high sensitivity to caffeine or alcohol.

Take one drink when:

The amount of time it’s been since the Bruins won a Cup is mentioned.

Any mention of the Canunks never having won a Cup.

The fact that the two head coaches played together is mentioned.

Any reference is made to the number of Canadian or American players on one of the teams.

There is a tv timeout with two or more Geico ads.

A member of the media asks a completely idiotic question before, during or after the game.

Take two drinks when:

Bobby Orr is mentioned.

An announcer, or player mentions how long it has been since a Canadian team won the Stanley Cup.

Milan Lucic is shown in video playing in Juniors.

The Cam Neely-Barry Pederson trade is brought up.

Any video of the USA vs Canada Olympic games is shown.

The announcers verbally perform a biblical sin on Ryan Kesler.

The Tim Thomas save on Steve Downie is mentioned or shown.

Roberto Luongo is shown letting in a goal to Chicago.

Take three drinks when:

Zdeno Chara’s height, weight, or physical fitness are mentioned.

The Sedin’s cycling the puck is mentioned.

The special teams are brought up when they are playing five on five.

The general managers, owners or other non coaching staff are shown.

Someone feels the need to mention that Vancouver, British Columbia is in western Canada.

Take four drinks when:

The pink hat who started watching hockey in the second round correctly interprets a refereesĀ  hand signal of a call.

Any player having been traded at or near the deadline is mentioned.

Matchups from previous series are brought up.

There is scrum not involving Nathan Horton, Milan Lucic, Aaron Rome, Brad Marchand or Alex Burrows.

Take five drinks if someone mentions Bieksa’s toughness and mentions the fight with Patrick Marleau.


Skip your next drink:

If Milan Lucic scores in Vancouver and the announcers fail to mention he’s from Vancouver.

The announcers mention any play by Mark Recchi and fail to note he has his name on the Cup with two different teams already.

You hear a Canadian announcer fail to pronounce the Bruins Captains name Chair-ah.

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