February 28, 2009

My Sharks, tired and flu-riddled that they are (and have been for a few weeks now), came in to Montreal to take on the surging Habs, now with added Mathieu Schneider-goodness. They left with a lose. And Montreal added another win, and a perfect night on the power play (ok, so they only had one power play). But here is a run down of Mathieu-ness: he has 20:25 of ice-time (including the entire 39 seconds of PP time), he was a +2 (on the ice for all of the Habs 3 goals and neither of the Sharks goals), and had an assist.
THE GAZETTE/John Mahoney; via habsinsideout.com
So for those counting at home, that is 5 points in 5 games since returning to the Canadiens. He's had 12 shots on goal in the tme (though none tonight). He's still hovering around a -3 because of that ugly game number 2 back; he can't dig out of that hole mainly because of the fact he's gotten all of his points on the power play (thus no +1 for those). Game summary: Markov (Plekanec, Schneider), 11:05 of 1st (PP).

Add-on tidbit: Before February 16th, the Habs were converting on about 16% of their power plays. Since his returned, Montreal has converted on an obscene 11 out of the last 25 power play opportunities, or 44%. Whoa...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, I didn't know your site, but it's really good! I'm a habs fan from France, and well, I'm starting to REALLY like Mathieu Schneider these days... :)