Performance of the Week: Shawn Matthias

Shawn Matthias scores against former Canuck, Thing #2, Cory Schneider last Tuesday

8 months ago, when Roberto Luongo was traded back to the Florida Panthers for Jacob Markstrom and Shawn Matthias, a lot of us — well, Canucks fans, anyway — were wondering who these two were.

(And, as much as I love Luongo and hated to see him go, the drama saga was at long last finally over — yes, I know it’s been 8 months since the trade and I’m still talking about this, but hear me out for a minute or two. Or just listen to Mary J. Blige, I don’t know.)

Anyway, fast-forward to last Tuesday when the New Jersey Devils rolled in to town. And, well, we all know who the goaltender is — our favourite Jannik Hansen impersonator, Cory Schneider.

Which finally brings me here –the point of this post — and it will LITERALLY BLOW YOUR MIND, you won’t believe what happens next.  I don’t have an Upworthy or a Buzzfeed link, I’m sorry.  Just to make sure you’re still with me: Roberto Luongo was traded back to Florida, in comes Shawn Matthias, and former Canuck and now #1 goaltender in New Jersey, Cory Schneider, rolls in to town.

So, we know the Canucks shut out the Devils 2-0 last Tuesday.  It wasn’t the most thrilling game,  I think the pre-game ceremony for Pat Quinn took every ounce of emotion out of everyone (and rightfully so, because Pat Quinn, you guys), but the Canucks pulled off the big W — Burrows scored the GWG, but our pal Shawn Matthias scored with just over 5 minutes left in the third to double the score, and guess what that meant:

Mind. Blown.

Thanks for showing up at just the right time, Shawn Matthias.  Ever since last Tuesday’s game against the Devils,  Matthias has had two goals and an assist, so maybe all he needed to get his streak going was scoring on a goalie that previously got traded that inevitably led to Matthias’ trade to Vancouver, anyway.

Let’s take one more look at the goal, just because it’s a thing we can do on the Internet:

Does it make sense if we say ‘WE WON THE TRADE’ here? No?  Oh well.

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  1. December 2, 2014

    […] • Shawn Matthias gets Jocelyn Aspa’s nod for performance of the week. I haven’t read it, but I assume it’s because his moustache game has been so flippin’ strong. [Canucks Hockey Blog] […]

  2. December 4, 2014

    […] Shawn Matthias gets Performance of the Week honours for his game against the New Jersey Devils. [Canucks Hockey Blog] […]

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