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A presentation of National Hockey League games on the CBS television network.
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The most commonly seen video clip of Bobby Orr's "flight" (in regards to his winning goal in overtime of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals, thus gaving his Boston Bruins their first Stanley Cup Championship since 1941) is the American version broadcast on CBS as called by Dan Kelly. This archival clip can be considered a rarity, since about 98% of the time, any surviving kine scopes or videotapes of the actual telecasts of hockey games from this era usually emanate from CBC's coverage. According to Dick Irvin, Jr.'s book "My 26 Stanley Cups" (Irvin was in the CBC booth with Danny Gallivan during the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals), he was always curious why even the CBC prototypically uses the CBS replay of the Bobby Orr goal (with Dan Kelly's commentary) instead of Gallivan's call. The explanation that Irvin received was that the CBC's master tape of the game (along with others) was thrown away in order clear shelf space at the network.