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Bruins to unveil Orr statue

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BOSTON - The Bruins are unveiling a statue of Bobby Orr in his defining moment.

The bronze sculpture depicts the most beloved player in team history flying through the air with his arms outstretched after scoring the overtime goal that won the 1970 Stanley Cup championship against the St. Louis Blues. It's scheduled to be unveiled today outside the TD Garden.

The ceremony comes on the 40th anniversary of the goal.

Orr is expected to attend along with Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs, Boston mayor Tom Menino and some of Orr's teammates.

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  • The 600-pound statue is 110 percent of life size. It was designed by renowned sports sculptor Harry Weber, and will be on permanent display outside the arena.


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