More than 21,000 tickets have sold out in two hours for Game 7 between the Canadiens and Bruins — to watch on a video screen.
Montreal's Bell Centre will be packed with fans Wednesday night when their beloved Habs play more than 300 miles away. Tickets cost $10, with some of the proceeds going to a Canadiens charity fund for children.
The Bruins and Canadiens are tied 3-3 heading into the decisive game in Boston.
In 2010, store windows were smashed and rioters clashing with police after fans at the Bell Centre watched the Canadiens eliminate the Penguins in Pittsburgh. Police have beefed up their playoff presence in recent years and always have a strong presence on bustling Sainte-Catherine Street before and after games, particularly for series-deciding matchups.
A team spokeswoman confirms alcohol will be on sale at the arena.