Bruins Championship Parade
Tim Thomas (left) and Zdeno Chara (right) hoist the Conn Smythe and Stanley Cup trophies, respectively.
Chara allows front-row fans to touch the most famous trophy in team sports.
Marc Savard missed much of the season (and all of the playoffs) due to multiple concussions. Even though he played fewer than 41 games, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli reportedly will try to get Savard's name engraved on the Cup along with his teammates.
Boston Duck Boats, used for every Boston championship parade, make their way down Boylston Street.
A fan shows their appreciation for Milan Lucic, the physical Serbian who's gained a huge following not only in Boston, but across the country's hockey fanbase.
Boston police told the Boston Herald that the crowd was at least as large as the city's six previous sports parades -- which reached as many as 1.5 million people.
The Stanley Cup is carried through crowds of fans during the victory celebration.
Players and their families greeted the massive throngs in downtown Beantown.
Fans even showed their appreciation from the bordering buildings along the parade route.
After a 29-year wait, Bruins fans can rejoice. The longest championship drought among the Boston pro teams now belongs to the Patriots at seven years.
Tim Thomas will likely be the first goalie to win the Vezina Trophy, the Conn Smythe Trophy and the Stanley Cup in the same season since Bernie Parent in 1975. The Vezina will be awarded Wednesday.
Staniford Street erupts with confetti as the procession makes its way through.
Mark Recchi (far left) and his family acknowledge the fans. Recchi, the oldest active NHL player at 43, went out on top, retiring after winning the Cup.