As we bask in the glory of The Boston Bruins game 1 victory over The Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Finals, let's take a moment to remember what's become simply known as, "The Goal." On this day, May 10,1970, Bobby Orr scored one of the most famous goals in hockey history.
It came came off a give and go pass from Derek Sanderson at the 40 second mark of overtime against The St. Louis Blues in game 4 of the finals, leading the Bruins to a sweep of the Blues and their first Stanley Cup since 1941. The photo by Ray Lussier of Orr flying through the air with his arms outstretched in victory became one of the most famous and recognized hockey images of all time.
"The Goal" became a larger than life bronze statue that was unveiled outside Boston Garden on the 40th anniversary of the cup winner. In creating the statue the designer, Weber, wrote "The main objective of the statue of Bobby Orr is to faithfully capture both the likeness of this great defenseman, and the spirit and emotion of the few seconds on May 10, 1970. ‘The Goal’ has become a defining moment, not only for the Bruins, but for the sport of Hockey."
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