Of all the players in uniform for the Montreal-Tampa Bay game on Wednesday, Dale Weise was probably one of the last players that would have been expected to score the game-winning goal in overtime.
Not even Dale Weise would have picked Dale Weise to score.
So, naturally, he is the one that ended up scoring to give the Canadiens a 1-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series. With less than two minutes to play in the first overtime period, and just moments after Max Pacioretty hit the post with an open net staring him right in the face, Weise found himself wide open in the slot and finished this beautiful feed from Danny Briere for his first ever postseason goal.
Obviously, based on its defensive zone coverage, Tampa Bay wasn't expecting him to score either.
The best part about this goal? The reaction of Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin.
Weise, who was acquired in a trade from the Vancouver Canucks for Raphael Diaz, scored just six goals all season.
In the end, it was a well deserved win for Montreal as it carried the play for most of the night, owning a 44-25 shot edge over the Lightning.