Weise strikes late in Canadiens' win

Dale Weise scores winning goal 18:08 into OT as the Canadiens beat Tampa Bay in Game One of first-round playoff series.

    Dale Weise (22) helped the Canadiens start their first-round playoff series with a win [Reuters]
    Dale Weise (22) helped the Canadiens start their first-round playoff series with a win [Reuters]

    Dale Weise scored the game-winning goal 18:08 into overtime as the Montreal Canadiens beat Tampa Bay 5-4 in Game One of their first-round playoff series.

    Montreal twice led in the third period but could not shake the Lightning in the thrilling opener.

    Game Two of the best-of-seven series is on Friday.

    Elsewhere, Brandon Sutter's goal with 11:42 remaining capped a rally from a two-goal deficit as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 in the first game of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series.

    The Blue Jackets were looking for their first playoff win in the franchise's 14-year history, but lost to Pittsburgh for the sixth time this season.

    The Anaheim Ducks narrowly avoided blowing a four-goal lead to hang on for a tense 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars in the first game of their Western Conference playoff series.

    SOURCE: Reuters


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.