Today in Hockey History: Bobby Orr Scores Iconic Goal for Boston Bruins

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During the NHL’s hiatus, we at the Last Word on Hockey are going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this day. Here’s our look at this date in hockey history for May 10th, featuring Bobby Orr.

Today in Hockey History

Bobby Orr Records Classic Goal

1970: The Boston Bruins defenceman scores 40 seconds into overtime to win the Stanley Cup. Orr scores from a pass by Derek Sanderson and beats St. Louis Blues goalie Glenn Hall. Blues defenceman Noel Picard trips Orr, which sends him flying and creates one of the most iconic photos in sports.

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Orr would win the Conn Smythe Trophy for playoff MVP after getting nine goals and 20 points. He would win another Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe in 1972. He’d be the first two-time winner of the post-season MVP since it came to be in 1965.

Other Notable Moments

1954: Detroit Red Wings defenceman Red Kelly wins the first Norris Trophy for best defenceman.

1973: Yvan Cournoyer scores as the Montreal Canadiens win Game 6 and the Stanley Cup 6-4 over the Chicago Blackhawks. “The Roadrunner” scores the game-winner with 8:13 left in the third and Henri Richard wins his 11th championship.

1979: The Canadiens win the infamous Too Many Men on the Ice game. Montreal was trailing 4-3 in Game 7 against Boston before the Bruins got the penalty with 2:34 left. Guy Lafleur scores with 1:14 left in regulation to tie the game. Yvon Lambert wins the game at 9:33 into overtime for a 5-4 win.

1980: Bob Bourne has a goal and two assists as the New York Islanders clinch their first trip to the final. The Isles beat the Buffalo Sabres, 5-2, in Game 6.

1984: Grant Fuhr gets his first playoff-shutout in a 34 save performance. The Edmonton Oilers beat the Islanders, 1-0, in Game 1 of the Final.

2003: Patrick Lalime sets a record for allowing or two or less goals for the 11th consecutive game. The Ottawa Senators goalie makes 32 saves in a Game 1 win over the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern final.

2010: Brian Boucher and Michael Leighton are the second pair of goalies to combine for a post-season shutout. The Philadelphia Flyers would blank Boston, 4-0, in Game 5 after Leighton relieves an injured Boucher.

2014: John Gibson makes his playoff debut as the Anaheim Ducks shutout the Los Angeles Kings, 2-0. Gibson, who had only played three regular season games, makes 28 saves in Game 4 of the second roud.

2016: Nick Bonino scores 6:32 into overtime as the Pittsburgh Pengiuins hold off the Washington Capitals, 4-3, in Game 7 of the East second round.

Happy Birthday to You

1916: Ab DeMarco

1925: Pete Babando

1961: Randy Cunneyworth

1966: Mikael Andersson

1975: Adam Deadmarsh

1985: Ryan Getzlaf

1996: Alex Tuch