The third-period tally turned out to be the game-winner and snapped a four-game point-less streak for Weber, who leads Montreal with nine power-play goals this season. The workhorse defenseman's had a 10-game point-less streak this season, but apart from that, he's been a pretty consistent scorer from the back end.
After a little offensive lull (two assists through 14 games), Weber has nine points -- two goals -- through his past eight games, including three two-assist showings over his past four contests. When he's hitting the scoresheet regularly, the veteran defenseman is a fantasy monster because of his excellent production in the peripheral categories. For the campaign, Weber is up to 10 goals, 28 points and 103 shots with 26 PIM, 83 hits, 90 blocked shots and a plus-19 rating. A career year is within reach.
Saturday's two-point effort was the second straight multi-point outing from Weber, who has emerged from a 10-game cold spell to post eight points in the last eight games. The 31-year-old rearguard has 26 points and a plus-17 rating over 40 games, and has been heavily influential in Montreal's ability to withstand a glut of injuries while maintaining the top spot in the Atlantic Division.
Weber has emerged from a 10-game slumber to register points (two goals, four assists) in five of the last seven games. Opponents are no longer granting him an unfettered look from the point, taking away the threat of his booming shot to some degree, but they can only hold down a player of Weber's caliber for so long.
It was an emotional night for the former Predator, who was treated to a pregame tribute and a warm reception before his third-period heroics dashed the home crowd's hopes. Weber appears to be breaking out of a scoring slumber, having now registered points in four of the last six games following a 10-game hiatus from the scoresheet.