Violence erupted on the streets of Vancouver on Wednesday night after the Canucks 4-0 loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Police in Vancouver fired tear gas to control a mob after cars were overturned and set ablaze following the Bruins's win, Reuters reported.

This city has a lot to be proud of, the team we have and the guys we have in here. It's too bad. Canucks captain Henrik Sedin told ESPN NHL.

The Bruins, one of hockey's Original Six teams, had not won the Stanley Cup since 1972.

Vancouver came from 2-0 behind in the finals to beat the Canucks, who were favorites to win after finishing the regular season with the NHL's best record.

We never made things easy on ourselves, said Boston's veteran winger Mark Recchi.

The loss ended the dream of Vancouver of winning the Stanley Cup for the first time. Vancouver appeared in the finals for the first time in 17 years after joining the NHL in 1970-71.

Robertson praised the police and firefighters and asked people to stay away from the central downtown area.

It is extremely disappointing to see the situation turn violent after Stanley Cup game, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said. It is embarrassing and shameful to see the violence and disorder in the city”.

There were no immediate indications of injuries, although images were shown on television of at least one woman mopping blood from her forehead.