The Boston Bruins championship parade drew record numbers, with well over one million fans lining the streets of Boston to watch the players and coaches ride through on duck boats and hoist the Stanley Cup for all to see.
The parade, which began at 11 a.m., started outside TD Garden and ended at Copley Square. Boston Police said that the parade was the biggest sports rally in the history of the city, even bigger than the Red Sox rolling rally in 2004.
"Mayhem, but all good," Bruins President Cam Neely said in describing the day. "These fans have waited a long, long time for this. They deserve this. Today is their day to really celebrate it, which is really great." (via WEEI.com)
Not only did current players have the chance to revel in their success, but also management - Neely included. Neely, who played with the Bruins for the majority of his career but never won a Cup, was touched by the fan support.
"It's really sweet for everyone that's put some time and effort in. The people in the back office, work extremely hard, don't get the recognition. Obviously, all the players, coaches, GMs, it's going to be a very sweet day for us." (via WEEI)