The Goal

Bobby Orr went on to lead the Bruins in a march through the playoffs that culminated on May 10, 1970, when he scored one of the most famous goals in hockey history to give Boston its first Stanley Cup since 1941. The goal came off a give-and-go pass with teammate Derek Sanderson at the 40-second mark of the first overtime period in Game Four, helping to complete a sweep of the St. Louis Blues. The subsequent image of a horizontal Orr flying through the air, his arms raised in victory—as he shot he had been tripped by Blues' defenceman Noel Picard while watching the puck pass by goaltender Glenn Hall—became a prize-winning photograph and is arguably the most famous and recognized hockey image of all time.

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