Fans gone wild in Montreal
Police cars torched after win
I'm hearing reports coming out of Montreal of violence on the streets after the Canadiens' 5-0 win over the Bruins. The Globe and Mail has a few reporters there on the scene.
If anyone has heard anything, pass it along.
UPDATE Here's Tim Wharnsby's initial report:
An initially jubilant celebration – which closed four major downtown intersections near the Bell Centre – turned ugly after revellers clashed with approximately 100 police in riot gear. A mob of fans smashed one unoccupied police cruiser with cinder blocks on Crescent Street before being chased away by officers. Soon after, two fans returned and lit the cruiser on fire. A second police car was lit on fire on nearby Bishop Street. Both fires were quickly put out. No officers were hurt in either incident.Still waiting on photos.
UPDATE There are some photos coming out via Flickr and elsewhere late tonight. I imagine video will soon be available, too.
UPDATE LCN is providing footage via a helicopter of some of the mayhem. It's incredible how a few loose cannons can turn something ugly this fast.
First fans beaten up in Boston, now this.
YouTube has more video available.
UPDATE Some good photos of the aftermath are available here.