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Boston Preparing For Possible Stanley Cup Win

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The city of Boston is taking extra precautions as it prepares for possible Stanley Cup celebrations.

The Boston Bruins are in Vancouver on Wednesday to take on the Canucks in the seventh and deciding game of the NHL's championship series.

Even though the team is on the road, police are deploying hundreds of extra officers to patrol the streets around TD Garden and Fenway Park, neighborhoods with dozens of sports bars where fans tend to congregate.

Boston Police Department Superintendent William Evans say access to areas around Fenway Park and the Garden will be restricted.

"We wish the Bruins a lot of great luck, but we want the story the next day in the paper to be what happens on the rink, not what happens in the street," Evans said.

The Bruins also decided against holding a fans viewing party in the TD Garden because of potential problems.

NFL, NBA and World Series championship celebrations in the city in the past seven years have resulted in three deaths and widespread vandalism.

With reporting from The Associated Press and the WBUR Newsroom

This program aired on June 15, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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