Montreal police satisfied with shutdown of Ste. Catherine
Montreal police say their decision to close an 11-block stretch of Ste. Catherine Street during a Habs playoff game was the right one.
The Habs took on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 at the Bell Centre Monday night.
Police shut down Ste. Catherine St. to motorists at 6 p.m., between Guy and University Sts. Following the Canadiens' victory over the Penguins, thousands of ecstatic fans poured into the downtown core.
"Although thousands of fans did spill out on to the streets after the game, everything went very well. Celebrations were calm, and only four people were arrested for being drunk and disorderly," said CTV Montreal reporter Catherine Sherriffs.
Police said the closed the street to ensure that fans could celebrate safely, and to reduce the chances of property damage.
Game 7 on HD screens at Bell Centre
Legions of Habs fans will be glued to their television screens Wednesday night as the team takes on the Pittsburgh Penguins in a Game 7 showdown.
But if the TV at home isn't big enough, you can spend a tiny fraction of what you'd play for a playoff ticket and still watch the game at the Bell Centre.
The general public is being invited to watch the "game of the year" in HD on giant screens inside the Bell Centre.
Fans are invited to wear red clothing to show support for the team.
There will be animation, door prizes, and a DJ. Team mascot Youppi will also be on hand to entertain the crowd – which could reach up to 20,000 people.
Tickets cost $7.50. They can be purchased online here.
Tickets can also be purchased at the Bell Centre Ticket Office or by phone at (514) 790-2525 / 1-877-688-8269.