Mathieu shown some media love

Sometimes you have crappy weeks.

Sometimes they are super crappy, like a your-family-is-crazy, you-just-dropped-over-a-grand-at-the-dentist, and you-sleep-maybe-a-total-of-4-hours-over-a-48-hour-period ('cause you're stressed about your crazy family and your mouth hurts from the dentist) kind of super crappy.

Add to that your favorite hockey team decides to tank a game against a big rival and your second favorite player is only 1/6 of the way through a 6-8 week injury absence (and his team is so crappy without him they may not be around long enough for him to return possibly in the playoffs), and your super crappy week magically turns into an ÜBER-crappy week.

That was the kind of week I was having.

But... nothing makes a week better than logging on to tsn.ca/nhl and seeing a Mathieu-palooza!

(screen capture of tsn.ca/nhl at about 9pm, February 27, 2009)

Lead story, lead photo, lead video. Awesomeness! Thank you TSN!

Then, Ross McKeon over at Puck Daddy goes and names Mathieu his first star of the night.
"No. 1 star, Mathieu Schneider, Montreal Canadiens:
More than anything else, Mathieu Schneider was recently acquired to boost the usually-potent, but suddenly inefficient Montreal power play. He couldn't have picked a better time to ignite the special teams' unit on Friday night. Schneider's goal 3:21 into overtime came when the Canadiens had the man advantage, and enabled Montreal to beat the Flyers for a sixth straight time in Philadelphia. Schneider has three goals in his five games with Montreal since coming over from Atlanta, and all three have come on the power play. Schneider also had the primary assist on Montreal's first goal of the game, a late first-period marker that cut the visitors' deficit to 2-1. Schneider was a plus-1 with three shots on goal and blocked three of Philly's shots during 25:44 of ice time."
Thanks to you, too, Ross McKeon! (Not only for that, but for years of Sharks coverage at the SF Chronicle. I miss him around there.)

1 comment:

Patty (in Dallas) said...

Congratulations! I thought of you when I heard he got the OT winner.