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.
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
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.
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.
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