April 9, 2009

Not since Moses lead his people out of slavery in Egypt to the Promised Land have the Hebrews seen one of their own pull off a Passover miracle like that!1 Mathieu Schneider, largely thought to be out for the rest of the season (including the playoffs, if Montreal even made it), delayed the needed surgery to repair his torn rotator cuff, suits up for the Montreal Canadiens, helps them regain their power play mojo, and registers a goal of his own as the Habs battle back from a 3-1 deficit to get the point needed to clinch a playoff spot... before losing in overtime.

After starting the game looking tentative and throwing some soft shots towards the net, it looked like he started to get a bit more confident. He even went into the corner to help pull some Bruins off a teammate. He was on the ice for 4 of Montreal's goals, scored what was at the time the game tying goal, registered a +1, and had 21:16 of ice time.

Get that man some charoset and chocolate covered matzohs! And some more pain meds. He looked pretty, um, medicated during the game.

See what I mean?
See him staring into space in the video at TSN.ca

Game summary: Schneider (Hamrlik, Koivu), 10:28 of 2nd (PP).

1Purely rhetorical hyperbole.


Eternal Pessimist said...

I was so surprised to see him... I hadn't heard that he'd be in the lineup and then RDS shows him the dressing room and I was like... "WHAT?! OMG! OMG! OMG!"

NaturalBornPlayer said...

Schneider is a BEAST!!!! =)

He deserves to wear the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge! =)

Sarah said...

He can say "I'm fine, "I'm 100%" all he wants. He's not. But as long as he's effective and not a liability for the team, and as long as he doesn't do any more damage (or worse, permanent damage), I say play on Mathieu!