Downtown Vancouver turned into a riot zone with fires, fights, looting, and vandalism following the Canucks' Game Seven Stanley Cup loss to the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.
The scene was somewhat similar to the 1994 riots when the Canucks lost in the Stanley Cup to the New York Rangers. The rioting was reportedly triggered when fans began burning stuffed bears, which were meant to symbolize the Bruins.
The riots lasted roughly four hours, according to reports.
Police tried to break up the mobs using flash-bangs ,which are made to distract and disorient, rather than injure
Mayor Gregor Robertson called the violence embarrassing and shameful.
Take a look a this video to see how things got out of hand.