- Goal Against St. Louis Blues – April 1970 Bobby Orr’s most iconic moment as a hockey player came in the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals against the St. Louis Blues. With the game tied 4-4 in overtime, Orr took a pass from Derek Sanderson and flew through the air, scoring the game-winning goal and securing the Bruins’ first Stanley Cup victory in 29 years. The moment was immortalized in a photograph of Orr flying through the air, which has become one of the most iconic images in sports history.
2. Goal vs. New York Rangers – May 1972 In the 1972 Stanley Cup Finals, Orr scored the game-winning goal against the New York Rangers in overtime of Game Six to clinch the Bruins’ second Stanley Cup victory in three years. The goal was the culmination of a remarkable playoff performance, as Orr led all players in points with 12 goals and 19 assists in 14 games. The goal was also the last of Orr’s career, as he retired shortly after due to injuries.
3. First Player to Score 100 Points in a Season – December 1970 In December 1970, Orr became the first player in NHL history to score 100 points in a single season, a feat that had only been achieved in the WHA by Bobby Hull. Orr accomplished the feat in just 54 games, and ended the season with a career-high 139 points. He also won the Hart Trophy for his performance, becoming the first defenseman to ever win the award.
4. All-Star Goal – February 1976 Orr’s last major moment on the ice was an All-Star Game goal in
5. After missing out on the previous season due to injury, Orr returned to the ice to score a goal in the All-Star Game, which was his first game in a year and a half. Although his career was cut short due to injury, Orr’s goal was a fitting way to end his illustrious career.