It was game eight of the 1972 Summit Series against the USSR, and with 34 seconds left on the clock Paul Henderson made hockey history.
His famous game-winning goal
clenched the series for Canada and cemented a place in our nation's cultural narrative.
From the Best of Q
, Jian discusses Henderson's book The Goal of My Life
which covers everything from being born on the ice of Lake Huron, to
finding spirituality later in life - and, of course, pushing the puck
past Soviet goaltender Vladislav Tretiak.
On whether or not the
Summit Series game-winner was an act of divine intervention, Henderson
says, "I tell you what, when I get to heaven, that's gonna be the first
question I have."Original show aired September 2012