Compared to the scenes in Vancouver following the Bruins Game 7 victory, Boston remained under control following the game with no major incidents. There were seven arrests following the Bruins victory , mostly for trespassing, disorderly conduct and malicious destruction of property.
Boston police had a plan in place to keep the streets of Boston safe . There were hundreds of police officers, some in riot gear. Some streets were closed to traffic and barricades were set up. All of Causeway street outside the TD Garden was shut down and fans were not allowed to enter.
Bars also took measures to keep fans safe. They were asked to take in or secure outdoor furniture, black out windows to prevent crowds from gathering outside to watch the TVs inside, and not admit any customers after the end of the game’s second period.
“It’s fair to say that the vast majority of fans celebrated responsibly, and officers have done an excellent job of keeping order,” Elaine Driscoll, a spokeswoman for the Boston police, said.