Bruins fans entering TD Garden will likely walk by a statue outside of the arena depicting one of the most famous moments in the club’s and the league’s history. That statue of Bobby Orr‘s Stanley Cup-winning goal in 1970 has a little added meaning on Friday.
That’s because Friday marks the 43-year anniversary of the Bruins legend’s Cup-winning goal against the St. Louis Blues in 1970.
The overtime goal clinched a series sweep of the Blues, giving Orr the first of two Stanley Cup wins in his career. The goal and the Cup win capped a remarkable 1969-70 season for Orr. The Hall of Famer won the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s top point scorer, the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman and the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player. Orr’s game-winner was his ninth in 14 games that postseason to go along with 11 assists. That also helped him win the Conn Smythe trophy as the playoffs’ most valuable player.
The Bruins will play the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 5 on Friday with a chance to end their first-round playoff series.
See Orr’s historic goal below.