The Boston Bruins again fell behind the Montreal Canadiens, this time by a score of 3-0. The hole was just too deep to dig themselves out of, especially on the road. But the Black and Gold almost did it again, but lost 4-2 at the Bell Centre Tuesday night.
The B’s stayed discipline for the most part only committing one penalty, but the slow start really came back to haunt them as they now trail the series 2-1.
The man who played a major part in the victory for the Canadiens was Dale Weise who tallied – what turned out to be – the game-winning goal while also notching an assist. It was Weise’s second goal of the series. Weise also had three hits in the contest while playing only 11 minutes.
It was a big goal for the Habs winger, but what he did afterward may have lit a fire under the Bruins. After getting behind Andrej Meszaros and Johnny Boychuk for the goal, Weise began to pound his chest to the crowd as Milan Lucic and Torey Krug did back in Boston deliberately taking a shot at the B’s. Not only did he admit to mocking the B’s, he also told TSN’s Darren Dreger that “his move” on the breakaway is going five-hole and that is exactly where he put it on Tuukka Rask.
Weise played hero in front of a sold out Bell Centre and credited the fans for an extra boost Tuesday night.
“I can’t explain just what it does for our team,” Weise said. “It just drives us. You look at the last 10 minutes of standing ovations and they’ve just going nuts and that’s just so big for our team.”
Weise played in 17 games for the Habs this season while scoring three goals and only having one assist. In seven games in the playoffs, Weise has two goals and two assists. So, he has stepped up his game quite a bit in primetime.
It was a total team effort for the Habs Tuesday night. P.K. Subban scoring another goal and having an assist, Carey Price standing tall early and the team preserving a three goal lead. The Habs were 35-0-3 in the regular season when leading after two periods and they could ill-afford to see another multiple goal lead split away in the playoffs as we saw in Games 1 and 2.
Dale Weise played hero in Game 3, but he became just another villain to the Black and Gold after scoring his eventual game-winning goal.