The Bruins finally ended their 39 years of heartbreak and Cup drought last night. winning the Stanley Cup 2011. The Bruins won over the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 in game 7, their very presence on the ice defined greatness with players who gave their best play.
It was disappointing for the city - parts of downtown Vancouver erupted in flames, explosive booms thundered through the air after the city's Stanley Cup run ended in bitter defeat last night. Weeks of well-behaved crowds watching the Vancouver Canucks march toward Game 7 of the NHL final ended abruptly in violence and vandalism that erupted even before the 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins was officially over.
Police officers from around the region flooded into downtown and Mayor Gregor Robertson said things were getting under control, though the night that resulted may have the Mayor question twice.
Looters smashed windows and ran amok inside department stores, stores were looted and galsses smashed for many, the ugly chaos made the Cup loss an afterthought.