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50 Year Anniversaries Of Bruins And Knicks Titles

May 10, 2020

Fifty years ago today, on another Mother’s Day, the great (one can make a strong case for the greatest) hockey player and true gentleman, Bobby Orr took a return pass from Derek Sanderson and scored an overtime goal, that lifted the Boston Bruins to their first Stanley Cup victory in 29 years.

That Bruins victory came vs the third year, St. Louis Blues, who last season 7’d the Bruins at Boston, to win their first crown.

This past Friday night marked the 50th anniversary of the New York Knicks winning their first NBA crown, in what was their 24th season. They were led to a game 7, home triumph vs the L.A. Lakers by Walt Frazier, who tallied 36 points.

Time flies, certainly moves inexorably and as it goes, I cite the Blues’ goaltender in the Bruins’ ’70 clincher, was the great Glenn Hall. He once played in 502 consecutive games and as time does go on, I dare say that record will stand.


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Glenn Hall, 88 years old and pictured above next to a photo of Orr after the goal, cited by Bobby (Orr) and others as one of the greatest goaltenders ever, is not bothered by all the publicity, surrounding the May 10, 1970 goal.

He jokes “I think it was the only goal Bobby ever scored.” 

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