HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > National Hockey League Talk
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
National Hockey League Talk Discuss NHL players, teams, games, and the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Most symbolic goals ever scored...

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
02-21-2004, 11:05 AM
  #1
electric
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Back from Italy
Country: Canada
Posts: 770
vCash: 500
Most symbolic goals ever scored...

What do you think are some of the most "symbolic" goals you have seen?

I don't mean symbolic as important in the sense of an overtime winning goal that allowed a team in the playoffs or something like that... but rather, a goal that had a special signification for one reason or another.

One example would be in the 1997 all star game, when Wayne Gretzky passed to Mario Lemieux for a goal on Patrick Roy... the two best offensive players of all time combining to score on one of the greatest goaltenders of all time, and what a perfectly executed play.

Or in 1989 when Lanny MacDonald scored the cup winner in the last game of his career.

electric is offline  
Old
02-21-2004, 11:18 AM
  #2
GoM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 7,588
vCash: 500
Gretzky scoring #802 at Edmonton

(was it the goal he got in edmonton, or the all-time points he got in Edmonton...)

GoM is offline  
Old
02-21-2004, 11:50 AM
  #3
Oiler94
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Oiltown
Posts: 866
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to Oiler94
Does the Bobby Orr goal count?

Oiler94 is offline  
Old
02-21-2004, 12:12 PM
  #4
electric
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Back from Italy
Country: Canada
Posts: 770
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoM
Gretzky scoring #802 at Edmonton

(was it the goal he got in edmonton, or the all-time points he got in Edmonton...)
He got the point record in Edmonton... goal 802 was in LA

electric is offline  
Old
02-21-2004, 12:28 PM
  #5
MiamiScreamingEagles
Global Moderator
A Fistful of Dollars
 
MiamiScreamingEagles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 39,593
vCash: 1447
Bobby Orr's 1970 Cup clincher against St. Louis. The image of him flying through the air as the puck crosses the goal is one of the most photographed plays in all of sports.

Gary Dornhoefer's overtime goal tumbling over Cesare Maniago in Game 5 of the 1973 playoffs against Minnesota was the inspiration of a statue. It led to the Flyers first ever series win (4-2).

Ron Hextall's two goals, including in the playoffs against Washington in 1989,

MiamiScreamingEagles is offline  
Old
02-21-2004, 01:49 PM
  #6
Crosbyfan
Registered User
 
Crosbyfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 7,648
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by MiamiScreamingEagles
Bobby Orr's 1970 Cup clincher against St. Louis. The image of him flying through the air as the puck crosses the goal is one of the most photographed plays in all of sports.

,
This is number one because:

1) the goal really didn't matter- Boston won the cup in 4 straight and St. Louis was only in the final because their whole division sucked (expansion). The semi finals were the real final. This may possibly be the least important OT goal of all time.

2) Even though it was a well executed give 'n go with Sanderson- Orr was tripped up into the air AFTER the puck entered the net and had already started celebrating. He's been made to look like Superman scoring the Cup winning goal while flying through the air.

Crosbyfan is offline  
Old
02-21-2004, 02:21 PM
  #7
MiamiScreamingEagles
Global Moderator
A Fistful of Dollars
 
MiamiScreamingEagles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 39,593
vCash: 1447
Maybe someone knows the specifics, but I recall a Steve Yzerman milestone goal being quite impressive.

MiamiScreamingEagles is offline  
Old
02-21-2004, 03:20 PM
  #8
Sonik
Registered User
 
Sonik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Proud Habs Land
Posts: 1,018
vCash: 500
How about Guy Lafleur's slap shot goal who tied the game against the Bruins in the 1979 playoffs? Habs went on to win the game in OT.

Sonik is offline  
Old
02-21-2004, 03:32 PM
  #9
Verbal Kint*
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: The Bunny Vatican
Country: Canada
Posts: 20,132
vCash: 500
Bobby Baun's game winning goal on a broken foot deserves some consideration.

Verbal Kint* is offline  
Old
02-21-2004, 03:33 PM
  #10
Habsfannova
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
Posts: 12
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to Habsfannova
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sonik
How about Guy Lafleur's slap shot goal who tied the game against the Bruins in the 1979 playoffs? Habs went on to win the game in OT.
My favourite one is also from that game: Lambert's winner. Saw it on ESPN Classic a few weeks back. Man, if I could be in the Forum at any moment, that would probably be it....The crowd was going INSANE.

Habsfannova is offline  
Old
02-21-2004, 05:53 PM
  #11
MiamiScreamingEagles
Global Moderator
A Fistful of Dollars
 
MiamiScreamingEagles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 39,593
vCash: 1447
Bobby Clarke's overtime winner in Game 2 of the 1974 Finals against Boston deserves mention. Without that goal, the Flyers wouldn't have been the first expansion team to win a Cup IMHO. I think at that point the Flyers won just once in their history in Boston Garden (seven seasons).

MiamiScreamingEagles is offline  
Old
02-21-2004, 07:06 PM
  #12
kmad
Riot Survivor
 
kmad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 32,049
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maple_Leafs_Forever
Bobby Baun's game winning goal on a broken foot deserves some consideration.
I'm surprised it took so long for someone to say that one..

I think Lemieux's goal on his first ever shift was pretty symbolic.

kmad is offline  
Old
02-22-2004, 12:42 AM
  #13
Big Phil
Registered User
 
Big Phil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Country: Canada
Posts: 18,497
vCash: 500
Bobby Baun's goal in 1964 was mentioned. It had great signifigance. He had a broken foot and scored the OT winner in Game 6 in Detroit. That is inspirational. Obviously Henderson's goal is symbolic. Forsberg's goal in '94. Nolan's All-Star marker in '97 on Hasek. Teemu Selanne's goal in '93 beating Bossy's record when he throws the glove in the air. And of course Gretzky's goal in December '81 for 50 in 39 games, with Bill Barber desperately trying to stop it.

Big Phil is offline  
Old
02-22-2004, 12:53 AM
  #14
Hitman*
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Cowtown
Posts: 4,299
vCash: 500
Gary Roberts' first goal after recovering from an almost career-ending neck injury. I still remember the Saddledome giving him a huge standing ovation, and that the game was against Hartford.

Roberts then went on to win the Masterson Trophy


Last edited by Hitman*: 02-22-2004 at 01:10 AM.
Hitman* is offline  
Old
02-22-2004, 01:03 AM
  #15
kmad
Riot Survivor
 
kmad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 32,049
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Phil
Bobby Baun's goal in 1964 was mentioned. It had great signifigance. He had a broken foot and scored the OT winner in Game 6 in Detroit. That is inspirational. Obviously Henderson's goal is symbolic. Forsberg's goal in '94. Nolan's All-Star marker in '97 on Hasek. Teemu Selanne's goal in '93 beating Bossy's record when he throws the glove in the air. And of course Gretzky's goal in December '81 for 50 in 39 games, with Bill Barber desperately trying to stop it.

those are all under the category:
Quote:
I don't mean symbolic as important in the sense of an overtime winning goal that allowed a team in the playoffs or something like that... but rather, a goal that had a special signification for one reason or another.

kmad is offline  
Old
02-22-2004, 01:38 AM
  #16
MLH
Registered User
 
MLH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 5,292
vCash: 500
Avatar.

It was just fitting....

MLH is offline  
Old
02-22-2004, 03:18 AM
  #17
GB
Registered User
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: UK
Country: United Kingdom
Posts: 4,514
vCash: 370
Send a message via ICQ to GB
OK I'm going to talk about British hockey now, so feel free to skip. At the time British teams were allowed 3 imports and Durham had 2 Canadians and signed an ex-Soviet as the 3rd import (Alexander Koshevnikov). Unfortunatley neither of the two Canadians would pass him the puck. He scored a goal that was significant because it showed the skill of these ex-Soviets for the first time in Britain. He took a loose puck behind his own net, went coast to coast and scored.

GB is offline  
Old
02-22-2004, 03:42 AM
  #18
Hemmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Ethan Moreau for MVP! NOW! VOTE!
Posts: 675
vCash: 500
I have got to go with Mark Messier's goal on Billy Smith in Game 4 of the SCF in '84.

That goal...where Mess comes in over the blueline with blazing speed and undresses Potvin, wrists a laser past Smith short side all in fluid motion without breaking a sweat...unreal. Completely turned the tide of the series. If there was any doubt in the Oilers eyes, it vanished in the instant the red light came on. From that point forward, according to most of the alumni, they truly believed they would win. That goal deflated the Islanders, who lost the series the next game.

My vote. Most symbolic goal I have ever seen.

Hemmer is offline  
Old
02-22-2004, 03:36 PM
  #19
Hockeyfan_86
Registered User
 
Hockeyfan_86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 221
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to Hockeyfan_86
Anyone have a video of Nolan's goal on Hasek in the 97 all star game??

Hockeyfan_86 is offline  
Old
02-22-2004, 04:42 PM
  #20
clefty
What?
 
clefty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Country: Fujairah
Posts: 15,179
vCash: 500
Lemieux's breakaway goal in the closing minutes of his last* game in Pittsburgh against Philly.


Last edited by clefty: 02-22-2004 at 04:44 PM. Reason: *wasn't his last as it turns out, but still very symbolic
clefty is offline  
Old
02-22-2004, 04:50 PM
  #21
Hitman*
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Cowtown
Posts: 4,299
vCash: 500
Lemieux's first ever NHL goal, in his first NHL game, on his first NHL shift.

Hitman* is offline  
Old
02-22-2004, 07:59 PM
  #22
kmad
Riot Survivor
 
kmad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 32,049
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hitman
Lemieux's first ever NHL goal, in his first NHL game, on his first NHL shift.
damn, thats what I was gonna say.

oh wait I already did!

kmad is offline  
Old
02-22-2004, 08:53 PM
  #23
PantherboyHTR
An Old School Cat
 
PantherboyHTR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Blue Jay Nation...
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,430
vCash: 500
Bill Lindsay's OT goal against Boston in '96. It was the first round, and if I do recall the Panthers had come back in that game. The second effort that Lindsay showed it reflects the effort that team put in the playoffs, and the reason why they made it as far as they did.

PantherboyHTR is offline  
Old
02-22-2004, 08:57 PM
  #24
Plager05
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Sewers
Posts: 2,430
vCash: 500
Dougie Wickenheiser's goal in the Monday Night Miracle for the Blues vs. Flames.

RIP.

Plager05 is offline  
Old
02-22-2004, 08:58 PM
  #25
bleedgreen
Moderator
 
bleedgreen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: colorado
Posts: 10,642
vCash: 500
kevin dineen scored the last goal for the whale ever, in the last game, at home. it was the game winner - maybe not big on many fans radar...but it was awesome to see.

bleedgreen is offline  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:16 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.