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45 Years Since Bobby Orr’s Stanley Cup Clinching Goal

May 10, 2015

It was exactly 45 years ago today, on a Mother’s Day, that Bobby Orr, the great hockey player and even greater person, scored in overtime to give the Boston Bruins their first Stanley Cup win in 29 years.

Their victory came in 4 straight games against the third year expansion team St. Louis Blues, after series wins vs the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks.

Though there was little mystery as to the series outcome with the Bruins leading  (3-0),  the drama was there, as the Bruins really wanted to win the Stanley Cup at home.

In the overtime, Orr took a pass from Derek Sanderson, a truly fine two way player, and scored against the great veteran goaltender Glenn Hall.

Orr dove or some say “flew” across the ice as he scored. It was an iconic moment, one chosen for the cover of Mr. Orr’s book, “Orr My Story.”

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