Do you remember this? I don’t. May 10, 1970. One year and three days before I was born. Please don’t do the math.
This is one of the most famous images in hockey history. To all you Bruins fans, it needs no explanation. But, for those of you who have jumped on the bandwagon, here’s the story in Orr’s own words.
“If it had gone by me, it’s a two-on-one. So I got a little lucky there. But Derek gave me a great pass, and when I got the pass I was moving across the ice. As I skated across, Glenn had to move across the crease and had to open his pads a little. I was really trying to get the puck on net, and I did. As I went across, Glenns legs opened. I looked back and saw it go in, so I jumped.
The photo, taken as Orr raised his hands in victory when he saw the shot go in and was tripped by Noel Picard. It was the winning goal that gave the Bruins their first Stanley Cup victory in 41 years.
It was magical. It happens once in a lifetime.
Well, hopefully twice.
Go Bruins! Bring it home!