Parking and traffic restrictions will be in place during Game 7 of the Stanley Cup. Here’s what to expect.

“I don’t know why they couldn’t have done it in Game 4 or a Game 6, it would’ve helped me out a lot."

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Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Krejci celebrate in Game 1. –Jim Davis / The Boston Globe

With Game 7 of the Stanley Cup on home turf, Boston is preparing for thousands of fans to converge on the city.

“The Bruins showed us the other night that they’re not done yet,” Mayor Marty Walsh said during a Wednesday morning press conference. “They had a really strong game. They’ve been practicing. Hopefully Patrice Bergeron gives another pre-game pep talk tonight in the locker room. I don’t know if they need that, but I think they’re going to be ready to play tonight.”

The game begins at 8 p.m. Wednesday, but the city has a plan for road closures and parking restrictions before and after the game starts. The MBTA and Keolis, which operates the Commuter Rail, said there are no changes to train schedules yet.

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“Personally I wish it wasn’t happening on a Game 7 with 17,000-plus people inside the Garden,” Boston Police superintendent William Ridge said. “I don’t know why they couldn’t have done it in Game 4 or a Game 6, it would’ve helped me out a lot. However, we are here now.”

Transit Police Chief Kenneth Green said the city is “spoiled” in terms of winning championships.

“We are very accustomed to winning various championships in the city of Boston,” he said.

That being said, here are the various parking and traffic restrictions that will be in effect on Wednesday:

Traffic restrictions

At 4 p.m., Canal Street between Valenti Way and Causeway Street will close to traffic.

Shortly after the start of the game at 8 p.m., the following streets bordered by North Washington Street and Merrimac Street will close to traffic between Valenti Way and Causeway Street:

  • Merrimac Street
  • Lancaster Street
  • Portland Street
  • Friend Street
  • Haverhill Street
  • Beverly Street
  • Medford Street

These streets will reopen to traffic at the discretion of the Boston Police Department. Police will also restrict traffic on additional streets in the as necessary

Parking restrictions

Tow zone/no stopping all day on Wednesday:

  • Canal Street, both sides, Causeway Street to New Chardon Street
  • Haverhill Street, both sides, Causeway Street to North Washington Street
  • New Chardon Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Merrimac Street

Tow zone/no stopping from 4 p.m. Wednesday to 2 a.m. Thursday:

North Station area:

  • Beverly Street, both sides, Causeway Street to North Washington Street
  • Causeway Street, both sides, North Washington Street to Merrimac Street
  • Commercial Street, skating rink side, Hull Street to North Washington Street
  • Friend Street, both sides, Causeway Street to New Chardon Street
  • Lancaster Street, both sides, Causeway Street to Merrimac Street
  • Medford Street, both sides, North Washington Street to Causeway Street
  • Merrimac Street, both sides, Causeway Street to New Chardon Street
  • Portland Street, both sides, Merrimac Street to Causeway Street
  • Rip Valenti Way, both sides, Merrimac Street to North Washington Street
  • North Washington Street, both sides, Causeway Street to Cross Street
  • Nashua Street, Both sides, Red Auerbach Way to Leverett Circle (for charter bus pick-up and drop-off purposes)

Faneuil Hall area:

  • Cambridge Street, both sides, Court Street to Hancock Street.
  • Clinton Street, both sides, Surface Road to North Street.
  • Hanover Street, both sides, Congress Street to Surface Road.
  • North Street, both sides, Congress Street to Surface Road.
  • Staniford Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Merrimac Street
  • Union Street, both sides, North Street to Hanover Street

Fenway Park/Kenmore Square area:

  • Brookline Avenue, both sides, Jersey Street to Commonwealth Avenue
  • Beacon Street (Kenmore Square), both sides, Bay State Road to Deerfield Street
  • Commonwealth Avenue (Kenmore Square), both sides, Brookline Avenue to Kenmore Street
  • Lansdowne Street, both sides, Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street
  • Van Ness Street, both sides, Ipswich Street to Kilmarnock Street
  • Jersey Street, both sides, Boylston Street to Brookline Avenue

Watch the full press conference below: