The Boston Bruins will gather in the streets of their city on Saturday morning for a parade to celebrate their 2011 Stanley Cup Championship. The festivities will officially begin at 11 a.m. ET and conclude around 1 p.m. ET.
The route will take duck boats through the entire downtown of the city, beginning at 11 a.m. at the home of the Bruins, TD Garden. From there, the players will board and travel down Causeway Street to Staniford Street, where they will turn left and proceed to Cambridge Street.
After making a left on Cambridge, the team will travel around the loop and past City Hall Plaza, continuing right onto Tremont Street. After passing Boston Common, the parade will make a right onto Boylston Street before wrapping up at Copley Square.
Here's a map of the route, for those visual learners out there:
Members of the Bruins will not stop during the parade, and there will be no speaking portion of the ceremony, except for a private, invite-only thing at TD Garden 20 minutes before the parade gets underway. This will be broadcast on televisions along the parade route.
If you're going to the parade, the City recommends taking public transportation (but also keep in mind that everybody will likely heed this advice, and the trains could be difficult to board). There will be lines for tickets as well, so you should probably get out early to assure you're in good shape. North Station, which is located directly under TD Garden, will be a madhouse, so you might want to think about getting off somewhere else along the route to watch the players stream by.
Buses along the route will obviously be detoured, and vehicular traffic will stop along the route beginning at 9 a.m. It will resume following the parade, which is expected to be complete around 1 p.m.
LIVE COVERAGE / TELEVISION
If you can't make it to Boston for the parade, you can watch on television in the greater Boston area, as well as anywhere you're near the Internet. WBZ in Boston will begin covering the event at 9 a.m., and NESN's live coverage will begin at 10 a.m. 98.5 The Sports Hub will have radio coverage via the air and their mobile app, which might be of use if you're along the parade route.
Nationally, the parade can be seen on NHL Network at 10 a.m., via a simulcast of NESN's coverage. That broadcast will be blacked out in Boston. Live Internet streams will also be available at NHL.com and NESN.com, and we will embed those later on Saturday morning in this StoryStream.