Thanks to the Coronavirus outbreak and subsequent NHL pause, the 1970 Stanley Cup-winning Boston Bruins were robbed of a March 24 ceremony honoring that memorable season and of course the most famous goal in NHL history. Well, thankfully for one of the most beloved Boston sports teams ever, another scheduled event honoring them will still go on. On May 10, 50 years to the day Bobby Orr flew through the air after his Stanley Cup-clinching goal in Game 4 of the 1970 Stanley Cup Final, NHL Networks Originals will debut ‘The 1970 Bruins: Big, Bad & Bobby’.
From the official press release sent to the media Wednesday:
In a rare roundtable interview, Bobby Orr, Gerry Cheevers, Phil Esposito and Derek Sanderson discuss how this band of brothers captured the hearts and minds of New England sports fans forever, and produced one of the most iconic sports moments of all-time: Orr flying through the air as he scored the Stanley Cup®-winning overtime goal in Game Four against the St. Louis Blues. Narrated by Dropkick Murphys founder and diehard Bruins fan Ken Casey.
Former Bruins General Manager and head coach of that 1970 squad Harry Sinden along with hall of famer Johnny Bucyk and Ken Hodge, both members of that Cup-winning team, will also chime in on what made that Bruins team the ‘Big Bad Bruins’. In addition, Massachusetts natives 1980 Olympic Gold medalist Mike Eruzione, award-winning actor Denis Leary, Boston Globe columnist Kevin Paul Dupont, Pro Football Hall of Famer Howie Long and ESPN columnist Jackie MacMullan will discuss what made the 1970 Bruins so endearing to the fans and the city of Boston.
The documentary will air at 8 PM ET on Sunday May 10, Mothers Day. Leading up to the debut of The 1970 Bruins: Big, Bad & Bobby, NHL Network™ will air Bruins-themed programming throughout the day as well as a special hour-long NHL Tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 10. Following the documentary, NHL Network will air the championship film on the 1970 Bruins at 9:00 p.m. ET
Here’s the official trailer: