- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs weren’t in Wrigleyville because of the rain, but the fans of the Blackhawks took up the void.

Thousands spilled from the bars near Wrigley Field late Monday to celebrate the Blackhawks 2-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning to win the Stanley Cup.

It was possibly fortunate for the neighborhood that rain kept Cubs fans away. It was expected about 30,000 people would attend the game between the Cubs and the Cleveland Indians, adding that many more to the crowd celebrating the Blackhawk victory.

The area was the site of disturbances when the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2013.

Chicago police stepped up security Monday based on what they learned that year. Officials said they have scattered policemen throughout the area to keep track of celebrants.

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