VIDEO: Dale Weise sneaks to back post, opens Game 7 scoring

By Brian Stubits |

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Of the most unlikely of potential Canadiens playoff stars, Dale Weise has to be near the top of the list but he's had some awfully big moments. He can add a Game 7 goal to that list.

The Canadiens got the all-important first goal of the game just a few minutes in thanks to Weise.

Well really it should be thanks to Brandon Prust and Daniel Briere. Prust chased hard on the forecheck and won the puck before passing it on to Briere. Then Mr. Playoffs looked up and found a wide open Weise on the back door, completely unmarked. It was a good find and a very good pass but it was also too easy.

That's the price of puck-watching as Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski was doing right in front of the crease. He nor anybody else noticed Weise sneak in behind and get right to the blue paint unhindered. It's those kinds of mistakes that cost teams Game 7s.

For Weise it was his third goal of the playoffs and fifth overall point. We're sure he'll let Milan Lucic know about it at some point, too.

By the way, the team that scores the first goal is 6-0 so far in this series.

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