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Henderson Made a Wild Stab For It and Fell

Henderson Scores For Canada

37 years ago today, on September 28, 1972, "The Goal" was scored.  There was only 34 seconds left in the eighth and final game of the Summit Series, and only a win would allow Canada to lay claim to victory in the series against the USSR.  32 years ago today, Paul Henderson scored for Canada.

Here's what Foster Hewitt said as it happened.

Cournoyer has it on that wing. Here's a shot - Henderson made a wild stab for it and fell. Here's another shot! Right in front - THEY SCORE!!! Henderson has scored for Canada!
Foster Hewitt

Here's what Gord Downie said in "Fireworks".

If there's a goal that everyone remembers it was back in ol' 72. We all squeezed the stick and we all pulled the trigger, and all I remember was sitting beside you.
Gord Downie

Excuse the quality of this video, but it's surprisingly hard to find "The Goal" on YouTube.

37 years ago today...

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