Orr Statue Unveiled; Bruins Seek Win


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On the 40th Anniversary of the day Robert Gordon Orr scored the overtime game winning goal to bring the Stanley Cup to Boston in 1970, the Bruins will commemorate the event with a bronze statue depicting the feat outside TD Garden. The above picture of him flying through the air, celebrating after the goal was scored has already all but immortalized him. The statue will only make it more concrete.

Fans can only hope that it will be another element adding to the Bruins playoff Mojo that will allow the team to wrap up their Eastern Semi-Final series against Philadelphia and move on to the next round. The B’s do not want the series to go back to Philly for a Game 6 so you would expect their best effort at home tonight to try and seal the deal.

The Flyers, buoyed by Simon Gagne’s overtime goal in Game 4 will probably be in full nothing-to-lose mode which is always dangerous. However, the Bruins remain undefeated at home in the 2010 playoffs and the same sort of atmosphere that’s helped boost them to this point should be in the air at the Garden tonight. Seeing that new statue out front won’t hurt, either.

More good news, the game is on NESN tonight which means blustery play-by-play slam poet Jack Edwards has been up all night composing potential series ending speeches. This one is likely to blend passages from Dante’s Inferno with William Wallace’s inspirational speech before the Battle of Bannockburn. Don’t rule out references to Rocky Balboa, Puff the Magic Dragon or a verse or two from the Iliad as it might be reimagined by Jello Biafra. All we know for sure is that Jack Will Be On.

Let’s hope the Bruins are, too.


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