The Sports Archives Greatest Moments – Hockey’s Bobby Orr Stanley Cup Winning Goal

Bobby Orr joined the NHL Boston Bruins in 1966 at a time when the Bruins had not won a Stanley Cup since 1941.  Orr was one of the greatest players to ever play the game and remains the only defenseman to win the league scoring title.

It was May 10, 1970 and the Bruins were on the verge of winning the cherished cup after 29 years of disappointment.  Boston and the St. Louis Blues were tied after regulation which set the stage for young Orr to perform his magic.  Just 40 seconds in, Orr took a pass from behind the net and put it past the Blue’s goalie who was reaching to deflect it.  Just after Orr saw it go into the net, he lunged in the air, his body parallel to the ice and about 4 feet above it.  His teammates mobbed him and the video and photos became known as one of the greatest moments in Hockey history.

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