Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Goal

Do you know where you were May 10, 1970?
I do.
Simply put, in Boston sports lore, it was the night of  The Goal. May 10, 1970. It was the fourth game of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues 40 second into the first Overtime. Coming across the front of the net, Bobby Orr  took a pass from Derek Sanderson, who was positioned behind the net area. As he streaked across the front of the net with the puck, he was tripped and went airborne. He let it fly. GOAL! The Bruins won the Cup with a 4-0 sweep of the Blues, and the classic photograph was etched in the minds of all Boston hockey fans forever. This statue, just outside the TD Bank Garden, notes the jubilation in Orr's face as the puck reached the net. Stocked with beers, Peter and I watched it all from the den of his mother's livingroom. 
Jubilation for us too!
It was a night.
Goal!

12 comments:

  1. I imagine the emotion inside your hearts!Very nice story,and I also love the sculpture!
    Léia

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  2. Of course! I was in front of the TV watching it. Bobby Orr's flying goal might be Boston's most memorable sports moment, unless it was Carlton Fisk waving the ball fair or John Havlicek stealing the ball.

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  3. i wasn't quite 4 years old yet so i don't remember this ;)

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  4. I was 9 years old. Probably at school.
    Love the statue. And the memory!

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  5. I remember it well and we see it all the time replayed during the intro to Hockey Night In Canada on Saturday nights in the hockey season. Bobby Orr is probably the best ever!

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  6. Too young to remember this moment in Bruins history, but I do love that statue.

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  7. I wasn't here yet. But like the excitement of this statue!

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  8. Puck? Net? Goal? Stanley? Orr? Alas, no compute. My loss, I'm sure.

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  9. I'll have to show this to my DH because he's been watching hockey since ... forever. There's a statue in St. Paul of Herb Brooks that you would love. I'll check my archives and post it again...soon...just for you.

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