The Flight of Bobby Orr Night Thread

On May 10th 1970, the Boston Bruins were leading the  St. Louis Blues 3 games to 0 in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Finals series. Game 4 had gone into overtime with the score  tied 3-3. A mere 40 seconds into the extra period, Bruins defender Bobby Orr, with an assist from Derek Sanderson, fired a wrist-shot on St. Louis goaltender Glenn Hall . It was a shot the goalie had no chance at stopping, and the puck sailed into the back of the net.  As he was shooting the game-winning goal, Orr was tripped by Blues defender, Noel Picard. The trip sent  Orr flying through the air arms stretched  out in mid-celebration.

Ray Lussier, beat photographer for the Boston Record-American(now the Boston Herald), was in the perfect position to snap the picture of Orr in the air; a now iconic hockey image.


The Boston Garden went wild as the Bruins won their first Stanley Cup since 1941


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