March 16, 2017
Just when you think the Philadelphia Flyers playoff hopes have been dashed following tough losses to the Boston Bruins and Columbus Blue Jackets they take down the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 on Wednesday night.
The cherry on top of the sundae was the fact that Dale Weise picked up a goal and an assist in the win over the hated Penguins. Weise, who had been a healthy scratch the last six games, had just two goals and five points in the first 50 games of his four-year, $9.4 million contract.
Weise picked up his first point since January 12 versus the Vancouver Canucks with the primary assist on Sean Couturier’s eventual game winning goal in the second period.
Weise scored his only two goals as a Flyer in back-to-back games way back in late November. He ended that goal drought with a little bit of puck late in the game as Brayden Schenn’s shot hit a Pittsburgh defender, Weise’s skate and then his stick before going into the net. When you haven’t scored in three and a half months, you will take a goal anyway you can get one!
"I've been waiting a long time to get a bounce like that," Weise said after the game, per NHL.com. "They don't come much easier. Hits the goalie, then the post, I don't even see it coming, off my tape and in. That one feels real good. Been a frustrating year for me so that feels good."