One of the sports world's most recognizable photos, "The Goal" will go from becoming a permanent fixture in Bruins' fans memories to becoming a permanent fixture in Boston's North End.
The Boston Bruins and TD Garden announced Wednesday that a bronze statue depicting the famous scene of Bobby Orr flying through the air immediately after scoring the game-winning goal for the Bruins in the 1970 Stanley Cup championship over the St. Louis Blues will be unveiled at a ceremony on May 10 — the 40th anniversary of "The Goal."
Alongside Orr at the presentation will be B's owner Jeremy Jacobs, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, TD Garden president John Wentzell, the sculptor of the statue, Harry Weber, as well as Orr's teammates John Bucyk and Derek Sanderson.
The 600-plus pound statue will permanently be installed in front of the TD Garden at the mouth of the West Walkway outside of the arena facing Causeway St.
Weber has designed and sculpted a number of famous works including "The Captains' Return" in St. Louis, MO, “The Plaza of Champions” also in St. Louis and “Doug Flutie” in Boston.
"The main objective of the statue of Bobby Orr is to faithfully capture both the likeness of this great defenseman, and the spirit and emotion of the few seconds on May 10, 1970," Weber wrote. "‘The Goal’ has become a defining moment, not only for the Bruins, but for the sport of hockey."
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