Here are the top ten most famous goals in Stanley Cup history.
10. Theo Fleury vs. Edmonton, 1991 - That impromptu celebration continues to make Alexander Ovechkin jealous.
9. Pat LaFontaine vs. Washington, 1987 - It was not the longest game ever, but one of the most famous due to the dramatics of game seven. A young Pat Lafontaine makes Washington goalie Bob Mason famous.
8. Wayne Gretzky vs. Calgary, 1988 - For a guy who scored more goals than everybody, there is no real signature Gretzky goal. This is probably as close as they come.
7. Wayne Gretzky vs. Toronto, 1993 - Leafs fans will forever think of this goal when they think The Great One.
6. Mario Lemieux vs. Minnesota, 1991 - Super Mario could score more ways than anyone. But this is his most famous signature goal.
5. Guy LaFleur vs. Boston, 1979 - Lafleur's goal forced overtime and triggered a come from behind win for Montreal over Boston. This goal made Don Cherry famous.
4. Steve Smith vs. Edmonton, 1986 - Okay, actually it was Perry Berezan who got credit for this goal, knocking off Gretzky's Oilers in a gruelling seven game series against Calgary. In terms of fame, or more accurately infamy, few goals are better known.
3. Brett Hull vs. Buffalo, 1999 - Speaking of infamous goals, Dallas OT Cup clincher in 1999 may be the most controversial goal in the history of hockey.
2. Bobby Baun vs. Detroit, 1964 - Baun scored this Stanley Cup winning goal while with a broken
leg. This moment gave the Leafs the Cup, and gave Baun Stanley Cup immortality.
1. Bobby Orr vs. St. Louis, 1970 - Orr scores the Stanley Cup winning goal in overtime, and then flies through the air like Superman. This could be the most famous goal in the history of the sport.
Seriously, Steve Yzerman's Double OT goal vs St. Louis... Pretty sure more famous than all of these. Check the YouTube hits.
Bob Nystrom 1980?
Stephane Matteau 1994?
Brett Hull 1999?
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