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Weise gets Canadiens by Lightning in OT

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Down one goal, Montreal battled back - twice. Up one, it faltered - twice. Dale Weise then put the Tampa Bay Lightning away for the night.

Weise scored 18:08 into overtime and Carey Price stopped nine shots in the extra period, giving the Canadiens a 5-4 victory in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series on Wednesday.

"We kept our composure. We didn't want to get out of our game plan," Montreal coach Michel Therrien said. "The players stuck to our game plan, and we got rewarded in the end."

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2 R. Getzlaf, Anh873156
3 C. Giroux, Phi862858
4 T. Seguin, Dal843747
5 C. Perry, Anh824339
6t T. Hall, Edm802753
6t P. Kessel, Tor803743
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2 B. Elliott, StL1.96
3 C. Schneider, NJ1.97
4 T. Rask, Bos2.04
5 J. Quick, LA2.07
6 C. Johnson, Bos2.10
7 B. Bishop, TB2.23
8 J. Halak, Was2.25
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