It’s possible that a substantial chunk of hockey fans are unaware of Michael Matheson, but the Florida Panthers defenseman might not be anonymous to fanatics much longer.
Earlier this season, Matheson made a hit and great feed for the kind of goal that would make video game players grumble about “how that never happens.”
He blew some minds again on Tuesday, sending a pass from behind the net (and between his legs) to Kyle Rau for a goal against the Montreal Canadiens:
This game presents multiple examples of players showing bewildering skill in the blink of an eye, as you can also see from this impressive Max Pacioretty goal:
Hot take: Patches can still score.