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TAMPA, Fla. Jan Vertonghen Jersey . -- After the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning combined for 11 goals in four regular-season meetings, Dale Weise didnt expect them to score eight in the first 60 minutes of Game 1 Wednesday night. "But thats playoffs, anything can happen," he said. Anything, including Weise scoring his first career Stanley Cup playoff goal and first NHL overtime winner to give the Habs a 5-4 victory at Tampa Bay Times Forum and a 1-0 lead in the Atlantic Division semifinal series. "I cant remember the last time I had an overtime goal, so that one feels real good," Weise said. It was the kind of back-and-forth affair that bred unpredictability. The Lightning scored four times against Carey Price on 16 shots in regulation, and it seemed like any and every shot could go in. In overtime, the margin for error was almost non-existent. But thats exactly what playoff star Daniel Briere wanted to embrace. "You have to be ready, and thats the beauty of overtime," said Briere, who set Weise up for the winner 18:08 into overtime. "You cant make any mistakes. One shot can end it all." Tampa Bays Teddy Purcell and Montreals Max Pacioretty were close to doing it, but were thwarted by a diving Josh Gorges and the clank of the left post behind Anders Lindback, respectively. Ultimately, that shot belonged to Weise, who earlier in overtime might not have been in position to take it. "We had about two or three similar chances just before and the last shift I kind of backed off on a play. I didnt want to get caught," Weise said. "I came to the bench and (assistant coach Gerard Gallant) said, Dont be afraid to jump in on that one, and thats what I did. (Michael Bournival) and Danny make a great play there, and I wont miss too many from there." Weise and Briere were the heroes, but the games previous 78 minutes had plenty of players putting on an offensive show. Steven Stamkos scored twice to go along with Tampa Bay goals by Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn, while Tomas Plekanec, Brian Gionta, Lars Eller and Thomas Vanek scored for the Habs. The goals were even at four apiece at the end of regulation, but the shots were far from it. The Habs had 35 to the Lightnings 16, taking it to a Tampa Bay team that was so good at puck possession during the regular season. Michel Therriens team just wanted to play a "solid road game" and got that job done. "We kept our composure. We didnt want to get out of our game plan," Therrien said. "The guys stuck to the game plan and they got rewarded at the end. Thats the way I see it." The game didnt go the way some envisioned, specifically after these teams had such low-scoring matchups before. Price said he was not surprised but instead was frustrated he allowed four goals. "Every games different and you never know whats going to happen out there," Price said. "Its tough as a goaltender when teams are capitalizing on scoring chances and theyre getting so few." Price was at his best in overtime when he stopped all nine Lightning shots. Tampa had more shots in overtime than in any of the three previous periods but couldnt cash in. "I thought probably overtime was one of our better periods we played in that game," Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. "(But) we kept shooting ourselves in the foot time and time again." Mistakes made it a fun game, as eight Lightning players were making their playoff debut at the NHL level. The Habs had only one in Bournival. The inexperience of youth was noticeable at times. "We came out tentative and didnt want to make mistakes, but as the game went on we got more comfortable," Killorn said. "The turnovers at the blue-line cost us." At the end of the night, one defensive-zone mistake cost the Lightning and allowed the Habs to steal the first game on the road. Naturally it was Briere who knew what to expect in overtime and record his 110th playoff point in his 109th career playoff game. "You just have to stay focused," Briere said. "I had the feeling that something good was going to happen. Our line had too many scoring chances that at some point we were going to get a good result." NOTES -- Brandon Prust returned to the Habs lineup after missing the final 12 games of the regular season with a shoulder injury. ... Defencemen Douglas Murray and Jarred Tinordi and forwards George Parros, Alex Galchenyuk, Travis Moen and Ryan White were scratched for Montreal. ... Lightning forward Ondrej Palat did not take a shift after one early in the third period because of an upper-body injury. Cooper said he would be re-evaluated Thursday. ... Gaspe, Que., native Cedric Paquette made his playoff debut after playing his first NHL game, Tampa Bays 81st of the regular season. Eden Hazard Jersey .Y. -- Dwane Casey admitted hed been concerned about his young Raptors team who had zero experience playing in close-out games -- what awaited them with the vastly-experienced Brooklyn Nets, and how theyd react. Simon Mignolet Belgium Jersey . Canadas 5-1 loss to Finland in the semifinal ranks as the tournaments most-watched game with a record 2.7 million viewers, the largest ever for a World Juniors game played outside of North America, and winning Saturday as the most-watched program on Canadian television. http://www.belgiumsoccerpro.com/Dedryck-...um-Jersey/ .S. routed Sweden 7-0 Sunday to win its fourth straight title and seventh overall under-18 world championship. Olson earned his third shutout of the tournament and the Americans allowed only four goals in six games to set an International Ice Hockey Federation under-18 record.World championship leader Nico Rosberg set the pace from Lewis Hamilton by two tenths of a second as the Mercedes team-mates battle for the title recommenced at the Japanese GP on Friday morning. Five days after Hamiltons spectacular engine blow-up in Malaysia handed Rosberg a 23-point championship lead, it was the German who led the early running at Suzuka with his advantage on both the soft and medium tyres two tenths of a second.I thought that was a very confident start from Nico, said Sky F1s Johnny Herbert. You could see when the car was riding the kerbs there was a lot of positivity. Mercedes overall advantage over the field was ominous - a full second over next best Ferrari - at a circuit they have dominated on in F1s hybrid turbo era.Distracted Hamilton under fireBut Malaysia winners Red Bull are expecting another competitive weekend on a circuit that also plays to their aero strengths and they played themselves in gently in P1 with Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen fifth and sixth respectively after only running the slower medium tyres. Ricciardo trialled a new front wing on his RB12, with downforce well rewarded around the sweeping figure-of-eight Suzuka circuit.The two-by-two order was maintained by Force India in seventh and eighth, who also set their best times on mediums, with Fernando Alonso ninth for McLaren despite an early spin at Spoon curve which damaged his rear wing. The Spaniard is running the engine upgrade Honda trialled at Sepang.Romain Grosjean also made contact with the barriers, at the ever-tricky second Degner, but his crash was more conceerning with the brakes once again appearing to cause fundamental problems on his Haas car. Thorgan Hazard Jersey. The Frenchman crashed out of last Sundays race when his brake discs exploded.The brakes didnt brake, deadpanned Grosjean, who has said he will back off in his radio criticisms of the cars handling and performance. Meanwhile, although Jolyon Palmers luck had appeared to turn with his first F1 points finish at Sepang, the Renault driver hit fresh misfortune in Practice One as an electrical fault meant he propped up the timesheet after completing just 13 laps.Practice One timesheet1. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:32.4312. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes +0.2153. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, +1.0944. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, +1.3865. Daniel Ricciardo. Red Bull, +1.6816. Max Verstappen, Red Bull, +1.9487. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, +2.0998. Sergio Perez, Force India, +2.3369. Fernando Alonso, McLaren, +2.57210. Valtteri Bottas, Williams, +2.95011. Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, +3.01512. Carlos Sainz, Toro Rosso, +3.24113. Jenson Button, McLaren, +3.24614. Romain Grosjean, Haas, +3.25715. Felipe Nasr, Sauber, +3.53616. Felipe Massa, Williams, +3.73817. Esteban Gutierrez, Haas, +3.78818. Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, +3.86319. Kevin Magnussen, Renault, +4.39120. Esteban Ocon, Manor, +5.36621. Pascal Wehrlein, Manor, +5.53522. Jolyon Palmer, Renault, +5.561 Also See: What music do the drivers listen to? Get a Sky Sports weekend pass Japanese GP TV times The Formula 1 Gossip column Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Throwback Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Gear Jerseys From China Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys From China ' ' '

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