City of Montreal 'ready for anything' from fans
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With tensions already running high between the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins, Montreal officials say they're staying vigilant to ensure the passion doesn't get destructive.
The city has a reputation during recent NHL playoff runs for its spontaneous celebrations that occasionally deteriorate into rampages of vandalism, looting and violence.
In the only Canadian city hosting playoff hockey this year and with the team's biggest rivals in town, authorities say they're ready for anything, with the series tied 1-1 heading back to Montreal.
Anie Samson, the city council member in charge of public security, said the administration is prepared ahead of Tuesday's Game 3 at the Bell Centre.
"We are concerned about (potential problems), but we are working with the police and we have a plan," said Samson.