It's no secret around the NHL that the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins aren't fond of one another, which is why when Dale Weise slipped the game-winning goal passed Tuukka Rask in last night's 4-2 victory, the Montreal childhood fan took the opportunity to mock his opponents with his chest-pounding celebration.
If you've watched any of the Montreal-Boston series prior to Tuesday's Game 3, the enthusiastic skate towards his bench where Weise gave his Habs logo some attention, might have looked familiar. Both Milan Lucic and Torey Krug used the same move to celebrate goals of their own in the two games prior, and Weise took note of his adversaries actions.
TSN's Darren Dreger was told by the Canadiens' winger that it was indeed "a shot at Boston" following the game, in case we needed confirmation.
The goal was Weise's second of the 2014 postseason and his overall NHL playoff career. Both were game determining goals. He now has four points through seven postseason contests and his two-point night on Tuesday marked his first multi-point playoff game.
With the win last night the Canadiens now lead their Eastern Conference semifinal series 2-1 over the Bruins and will look to expand their lead tomorrow night back at the Bell Centre.