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After getting another game-winning goal, Canadiens' Dale Weise getting unexpected attention

Montreal Canadiens right wing Dale Weise (22) scores the third goal against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) during second period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

Montreal Canadiens right wing Dale Weise (22) scores the third goal against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) during second period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)  (The Associated Press)

Dale Weise is finding out what it's like to be a Montreal Canadien when they're winning in the springtime.

Some were not happy when general manager Marc Bergevin sent defenseman Raphael Diaz to Vancouver Canucks for the little-known Weise on Feb. 3

Now the energetic fourth-line winger is becoming a playoff star.

His breakaway goal in Game 3 of a NHL Eastern Conference semifinal on Tuesday night became his second game-winner of the playoffs as the Canadiens downed the rival Boston Bruins 4-2 to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Weise had scored in overtime in the first game of an opening-round sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning.