MONTREAL -- Police say 41 people have been arrested in the mayhem in Montreal following the Canadiens' elimination of the NHL champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
Some stores were looted and police fired tear gas at hundreds of bottle-tossing fans after Wednesday's game when the Canadiens won 5-2 and reached the Stanley Cup semifinals.
Now some merchants worry about what awaits in the next series against Boston or Philadelphia. But they also acknowledge that the Canadiens' great playoff run has electrified the city and boosted business.
Montreal has a history of ice hockey violence. Cars were burned and downtown stores were smashed in the 2008 playoffs. And there was chaos after Montreal's Stanley Cup victories in 1986 and 1993.