This was probably the most famous goal in NHL history. “Flying Bobby Orr” – this photo is perhaps seen by everyone interested in hockey. This happened in overtime for the fourth Stanley Cup 1970 final match between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues. 22-year-old Bears defender Bobby Orr scored the winning goal and brought the first Cup in 29 years to Boston.
Without a doubt, this was the most significant moment in the history of Boston Bruins. The Bears won that final in four matches, but if in the first three meetings the advantage of “black and gold” was overwhelming (6: 1, 6: 2 and 4: 1), then in the fourth game the “bluesmen” showed fierce resistance. St. Louis twice counted, and Boston was forced to recoup, having done so by the efforts of Phil Esposito and Johnny Butzic.
Overtime also lasted only 40 seconds before Bobby Orr took off in the air, which was immediately dubbed “The Victory Flight”. Bobby Orr seemed to have dived into the pool, arms and legs stretched out – by that time he was already adored by thousands of fans across North America.
Here’s the video of that famous goal: