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Purely Canadian

from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun,

"Henderson ... has scored for Canada!" chirped Foster Hewitt.

"When you ask Canadians of a certain age to gauge themselves against Americans, that goal will always come up," said John Shannon, Sportsnet commentator and former Hockey Night In Canada executive. "Americans know where they were when John F. Kennedy was shot. Canadians can tell you what they were doing the moment Henderson scored against the Russians.

"I think that goal is still the measuring stick for a hockey broadcast. You can compare Mario Lemieux's (Canada Cup) goal in 1987 to Sidney's in the Vancouver Olympics, but everything comes back to Henderson. Our business hasn't really changed, but the ability to tell a story through pictures, words and emotions was conveyed better in that game than anything today. Foster probably couldn't get a job if he were around now, but the simplicity of that call will always be remembered."

Henderson just didn't beat the Russians with his Game 8 goal, one of three consecutive winners he potted in Moscow, it was seen as victory for a way of life.


Below, watch the Henderson goal one more time and if you want more 1972 Summit Series video, check out YouTube.

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Vladimir16's avatar

I just threw up a little in my mouth

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 09/02/12 at 05:49 PM ET

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