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NHLIconic goals in NHL history

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Boston Bruins defenceman Bobby Orr goes into orbit after scoring the game-winning goal that won the Stanley Cup for the Boston Bruins, May 10,1970, against the St. Louis Blues at the Boston Garden. The Bruins beat the Blues 4-3 for a four-game sweep to earning their first Stanley Cup in 29 years.  (File/Associated Press) Boston Bruins defenceman Bobby Orr goes into orbit after scoring the game-winning goal that won the Stanley Cup for the Boston Bruins, May 10,1970, against the St. Louis Blues at the Boston Garden. The Bruins beat the Blues 4-3 for a four-game sweep to earning their first Stanley Cup in 29 years. (File/Associated Press)

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We asked for your picks for the NHL's most memorable goals and you delivered: In no particular order, here are the top five suggestions you put forward.
We asked for your picks for the NHL's most memorable goals and you delivered. Watch The National tonight for a closer look at these goals and their special significance, at 10 p.m. local time on CBC TV, but for now, in no particular order, here are the top five suggestions you put forward:

The Goal

May 10, 1970: Bobby Orr scores Cup winning goal in overtime. His celebration through the air as he was tripped is one the most recognizable hockey images of all time:


 
 
50 in 39

Dec. 30, 1981: Wayne Gretzky scores 50 goals in 39 games, becoming the first player to break the "50 in 50" barrier and it is a record that remains to this day:



Hull OT "winner"

June 20, 1999: Brett Hull scores Stanley Cup winning goal in overtime for the Dallas Stars.His foot was clearly in the crease of Bufflao Sabres goalie Dominik Hasek, against the rules at the time, but the goal stood.

It is arguably the most controversial playoff goal of all time (as you can tell by this video uploaded by a Sabres supporter):




 
Lemieux splits defence


May 17, 1991: Mario Lemieux splits the defence. This is why he was called "Mario the Magnificent" as this goal helped launch the Pittsburgh Penguins to the first of back-to-back Stanley Cups:



Baun Broken Leg
 
April 23, 1964: Bobby Baun scores playoff game winner in overtime...on a broken leg.
The Toronto Maple Leafs would go on to win the series and the Stanley Cup in 7 games:



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