Bobby Orr Shares Anniversary of ‘The Goal’ With Longtime Bruins Fan, ‘Excited’ Baby Daughter at Boston’s City Hall

Editor's note: is asking Bruins fans to share their favorite Bruins memory. Tom O'Grady from Milton, Mass., shared the following moment.

I've been a Bruins fan for 47 years, dating back to when Forbie Kennedy (from my hometown on PEI) suited up with the B's in 1964-65. I can date my wife's interest even more precisely — to May 11, 1988, when she went with me to meet Bobby Orr, who was signing autographs at the opening of a new BayBank near City Hall in Boston.

We took with us our 4-month-old daughter, dressed in Bruins Black and Gold. We stood in line for an hour and a half. Everyone around us had a Bobby Orr story, and that was when my wife seemed to catch the Bruins spirit. (She still has it; she was with me at that thrilling Game 7 against Montreal a couple of weeks ago!)

When we finally got to meet Bobby, he held our daughter in his arms and she "tooted," as he delicately put it. Asking for his signature on a photo of The Goal — his Stanley Cup-clinching tally on May 10, 1970 — I said to him, "I remember it like it was yesterday."

Without a pause, he replied: "It was 18 years ago yesterday."

Bobby Orr Shares Anniversary of 'The Goal' With Longtime Bruins Fan, 'Excited' Baby Daughter at Boston's City Hall

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