To mark the 50-year anniversary of the storied 1970 Stanley Cup® champion Boston Bruins, NHL Network OriginalsTM will debut The 1970 Bruins: Big, Bad & Bobby on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET, 50 years to the day the Bruins won the Stanley Cup®. 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, a trailer for The 1970 Bruins: Big, Bad & Bobby can be seen below.
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. Launched in September 2016 as NHL Network’s first-ever documentary series in association with NHL Original Productions, NHL Network Originals TM first produced Orchestrating An Upset: The 1996 World Cup of Hockey, a program on how Team USA defeated favoured Team Canada to win the inaugural World Cup of Hockey in 1996. The First NHL Winter Classic: Hockey Goes Outside, Slap Shot at 40 and Picture Perfect: The 1992-93 Season have all since been produced by NHL Network Originals.