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Bobby Orr Suspended In Air

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,

The moment was immortalized precisely 43 years ago today.

Flashback to May 10, 1970, Boston Garden: The Boston Bruins are leading the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup final three games to nothing and looking for the sweep. The game is knotted at three and the teams are heading into overtime.

A mere 40 seconds into the extra frame, defenceman Bobby Orr works a give-and-go with forward Derek Sanderson and takes the puck to the net.

Orr beats Blues goaltender Glenn Hall just as he’s getting tripped by defenceman Noel Picard. Airborne and victorious, the greatest defenceman to play the game flings his arms to the heavens in celebration of his first Stanley Cup victory  — and the home-team Bruins’ first in 29 years.

continued and watch the WBZ radio call of the goal below...

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WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Ah.  The immortal image of the second best defenseman of all time.  wink

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 05/10/13 at 02:14 PM ET

Da lil Guy's avatar

I read ‘Bobby Orr Suspended…” and my immediate thought was “okay, this time Shanahan has gone too far!”

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 05/10/13 at 02:51 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

I just…ugh…it’s not THAT impressive. He had already scored before getting tripped and ‘flying’.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 05/10/13 at 04:26 PM ET

LiteWork's avatar

Ah.  The immortal image of the second best defenseman of all time.  wink

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Where free agents no longer want to go. on 05/10/13 at 02:14 PM ET

Haha good one!

I just…ugh…it’s not THAT impressive. He had already scored before getting tripped and ‘flying’.

Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 05/10/13 at 04:26 PM ET

Its one of those overrated hockey moments/myths. Not that it takes anything away from Orr.

 

Posted by LiteWork on 05/10/13 at 07:37 PM ET

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