NESN.com wanted to give Boston Bruins fans the ultimate holiday gift, so we pored through our archives, where we stumbled upon hours of Bobby Orr highlights. We watched them all, just for you. Tough job, right?
Starting Monday, Dec. 14 through Christmas Day, NESN.com will share 12 awesome Orr plays for Bruins fans to enjoy. These aren’t Orr’s greatest plays, although they are great. They’re the ones that caught our eye as we watched Orr sail through and around opponents, slap and snipe shots past helpless goalies, set up teammates with on-the-tape passes and deny foes the chance to beat the Big, Bad Bruins.
Next up is the most famous play in NHL history. Orr scored the game-winning goal of the 1970 Stanley Cup Final in overtime of Game 4 with a give-and-go with Derek Sanderson before beating St. Louis Blues goalie Glenn Hall. Orr’s fly-through-the-air celebration became one of the most recognized photos in the history of North American sports.
Check it out in the video above and be sure to check back tomorrow for another great Orr moment.