Seeing the famous photo of Bobby Orr scoring the 1970 Stanley Cup-winning goal to beat his St. Louis Blues doesnt bring back bad memories for Scotty Bowman.
Not really, the legendary coach said. Because we didnt have a big opportunity to win that series.
Orr and the big, bad Boston Bruins swept Bowmans overmatched, expansion-era Blues in that series. Now 49 years later, Boston is in its third final in nine seasons and St. Louis is back for the first time since 1970, but this Bruins-Blues rematch is a showdown between two of the NHLs best teams since Jan. 1.