Moments after the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup Final to the Boston Bruins, fans frustration and disappointment turned to anger and violence. Only a few blocks from Rogers Arena, cars were overturned, several fires were set, store windows were smashed and people clashed with police as a riot ensued in downtown Vancouver.
Residents of the city awoke the next day to the aftermath of the city's worst riot in decades, facing a massive cleanup and questions about how the mob fury came to be unleashed. Vancouver's police Chief defended police preparations, but said in hindsight it would have been better to have more police deployed downtown initially. During the riots more than 100 people were arrested, so far about a half dozen people have been formally charged.