June 15th, 2011
11:47 PM ET

Boston Bruins win Stanley Cup; Vancouver fans trash street

The Boston Bruins won their first Stanley Cup in 39 years, defeating the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 Wednesday night in the seventh and deciding game of the National Hockey League's annual championship.

The loss didn't go over well with hundreds of mostly young Canuck fans, who took to the streets and set an overturned vehicle afire.

Some fans stopped to pose in front of the flames. Others danced on top of another overturned vehicle. A dull cloud of gray smoke choked some areas of downtown.

Aerial footage showed Vancouver police wading into the unruly crowd that continually taunted and threw things at the officers. Members of the crowd leaped over one street fire, and officers wrestled several fans to the ground.

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  1. Hedy

    The Boston Bruins players....please do not drop the Stanley Cup and let the truck crashes it - just what Spain did with the trophy!! 😛

    June 16, 2011 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. Donald Everson

    Awwwwwww poor little spoiled brats have a tantrum. Don't have respect for themselves much less property of others

    June 16, 2011 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dayv B.

    Last i knew a city rioted when they WON the championship. But Vancouver lost. Maybe the rules for idotic fandom have changed and I just never got the memo.

    June 16, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. Big Game James

    10 bucks says somebody will blame LeBron.

    June 16, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  5. oopsy

    Those silly canukleheads

    June 16, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Proud Canuck

    These were not Canuck fans. They were criminals who were intent on a riot whether the Canucks won or lost. They came prepared to riot and had the gear to do it with. They have tarnished Vancouver's good name and the people of the world should not judge our wonderful country on a few drunken idiots.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Thom

    I'm sorry, but I'm not buying the "It's only a few anarchists" excuse, not after seeing blogs from participants, not to mention all the varieties of Canucks jerseys (always liked the black ones with gold and orange trim). I certainly wouldn't assume all Vancouverites were jerks like the rioters, but residents have to admit that any anarchists looking for publicity likely would have headed to that bastion of big-money conservatism, Dallas, or Miami, where another buch of whiners were lamenting a lost series.
    No, I think you just have raised some kids who don't have a lot of respect for others.

    June 17, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jordan 13 flints 2010

    Good point Patrick!I’ll have to try some of these for my subject lines as well ….Cheers,jordan 13 flints 2010

    June 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
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