We’ve all seen it, but who watched this live?
It was the 1970 Stanley Cup; Boston Bruins vs. the St. Louis Blues…..and as a young boy, I did.
It was a Sunday night, so a school night in Brantford, Ontario at the family homestead on 12 Chestnut Avenue. My father was being gracious because he like the Bruins too. And I watched it on my parents 14 inch “black and white” Zenith, which seemed rather huge at the time.
I know, they make bigger I Phones these days! LOL
I am not sure there will be a bigger hero in ‘my’ life than Bobby Orr.
The Bruins beat the Blues 4 straight, and this goal (assisted by the Turk, Derek Sanderson) came 40 seconds into OT.
Bobby was tripped by Blues Defenseman Noel Picard just as he was about to shoot.
He’s the dejected one standing beside Goalie Glenn Hall.
It was the Bruins first Stanley Cup in 29 years and a simple iconic shot like this has echoed through the years and is the vision that many past and present day hockey stars and fans see in their heads — when they think about sweet victory and the glorious Stanley Cup!