This is a picture of Bobby Orr’s famous goal. The goal is famous because it is the moment that Bobby Orr scored the winning goal of the Stanley Cup. In this photo Bobby Orr was in his 4th NHL season, scored his 4th goal of the 4th game in the 4th period of the Hockey Stanley Cup game on May 10, 1970. The Bruins won their 4th Stanley Cup in a 4 game sweep. Forty years ago Bobby Orr, number 4, played for the Boston Bruins and got tripped by Noel Picard, number 4, who played for the St. Louis Blues. You can see the puck bounce back out of the net while the goalie is still bent over and at the same time you see Orr get tripped and fly three feet into the air in this picture.
The Boston Bruins were the first American team ever to play in the NHL. Their first game was November 1st, 1924. They finished in last place the first year. They have been in 17 Stanley Cup Finals and have won five times. The last two Stanley Cup victories were in 1970 and 1972. Bobby Orr led his team to victory by scoring the final goals. Fifty Two Bruins have made it to the Hall of Fame and 11 Bruins numbers are retired. They have many fans that follow them. The Boston Bruins have a Foundation so they can help the children in the Boston area.
Bobby Orr was born on March 20, 1948. Four years later Bobby Orr started playing hockey in his home town of Ontario Canada. Bobby Orr was known to be a star. At the age of fourteen the Boston Bruins had him play on one of their junior A leagues. He played there until he turned seventeen. At eighteen he played in his first National Hockey League game with the Boston Bruins. He helped the team win two Stanley Cups. He got the Most Valuable Player Trophy three times, the Best Defenseman Trophy eight times and he won the Rookie of the Year Trophy his first year with the Bruins. Bobby Orr signed the first $1Million dollar hockey contract in 1971. He had bad knees from playing hockey his whole life. He left the Bruins and then retired in 1978....