December 5, 2023


The Bruins are honoring the early years of their franchise on Saturday night time, however McAvoy traveled to 1970 for this spotlight reel objective.

Charlie McAvoy flew by way of the air after burying a objective in opposition to the Detroit Purple Wings. (AP Picture/Michael Dwyer)

Bruins star defenseman Charlie McAvoy took a web page out of Boston’s finest along with his objective on Saturday night time.

Within the first interval of the Bruins’ conflict in opposition to the Detroit Purple Wings, McAvoy jumped up within the offensive zone, drove to the online, and tucked a objective between the legs of Ville Husso earlier than taking a dive by way of the crease.

The play was awfully paying homage to Bobby Orr’s well-known ‘flying objective’ within the 1970 Stanley Cup closing.

Saturday night time marked the primary of Boston’s “Centennial Period Night time” celebrations. The primary night time celebrates the early years of the Bruins, outlined as 1924-1959, that includes an Unique Six matchup no much less.

Boston’s gamers, together with Jim Montgomery, got here dressed for the event, sporting throwback appears to be like heading into the rink and donning uniforms impressed by the Bruins’ lengthy NHL historical past.

McAvoy appeared the half skating round within the throwback sweater, however his on-ice play was off by about 11 years; the Boston will have fun the Seventies afterward. Nonetheless, his objective was a becoming, albeit unintentional, tribute to the Bruins’ centennial season.

The objective was McAvoy’s first of the season, although he’s been lively within the offensive zone these days. On Thursday in Boston’s loss to the Anaheim Geese, the alternate captain tallied three assists. McAvoy is as much as seven factors (1G, 6A) this season.

The Bruins are counting on McAvoy not solely to be their finest defenseman, but additionally to be a frontrunner. The 26-year-old is in his seventh NHL season and was named alternate captain alongside David Pastrňák this offseason. He’ll assist anchor Boston’s management group in its first season since Patrice Bergeron’s retirement.