Niederreiter tasked with replacing Cooke in defending Avs' top line

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Returning home and getting the benefit of the final change, the Minnesota Wild gave the third line of Matt Cooke, Erik Haula and Justin Fontaine the task of shutting down the Colorado Avalanche's top line, which had dominated the opening two games of the series. Gabriel Landeskog, Paul Stastny and Nathan MacKinnon combined for seven goals and 17 points as Colorado...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Missed opportunities in the 3rd period come back to haunt Wild in 5-4 overtime loss to Colorado

Nino Niederreiter scraps with Nathan MacKinnon. I remember the 2003 Stanley Cup Playoffs for a lot of reasons.  It was the year in the Western Conference where seeds didn’t matter at all as #7 Minnesota and #8 Anaheim made it to the Conference Finals.  The Ducks demonstrated that a hot goaltender in current Colorado backup Jean-Sebastien Giguere and a timely offense can get to...
Via State of Hockey News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Muzzin Catches Nino Niederreiter With His Head Down, Crushes Him

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin caught Minnesota Wild forward Nino Niederreiter with his head down in the open ice and absolutely leveled him. Niederreiter was knocked out of the game and it’s easy to see why, this looked rough. [@cjzero] The post Jake Muzzin Catches Nino Niederreiter With His Head Down, Crushes Him appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
23 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Players Safety, 'No Hearing for Nino Neiderreiter for his check on Alex Burrows

(1 of 5) Niederreiter makes full body contact. While there is contact to head, refer to rule 48 points (i) & (ii)..— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) March 27, 2014I told the Canucks fans that were chirping me on twitter last night that his hit was not a suspendable hit. I was told to re-read Rule 48. Yet, I was right… I wonder where those Vancouver...
Via Goon's World
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Video- What Would You Have Called On This Nino Niederreiter Hit?

Nino Niederreiter received two for interference, Alex Burrows would return to the game. Here is the the video from the Wild broadcast and below is the Vancouver broadcast...   Continue reading "Video- What Would You Have Called On This Nino Niederreiter Hit?"
Via Kukla's Korner
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Niederreiter heads into first Olympics after first NHL game-winning goal

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Nino Niederreiter is excited to head to Sochi, Russia this weekend and participate in his first Olympic games. First, he had to gain some bragging rights over his soon-to-be Swiss teammate and roommate Roman Josi. Niederreiter, in his first season with the Minnesota Wild, said he was just picking up speed as he streaked down the right side in overtime on Thursday...
Via Fox Sports North
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Niederreiter, Wild top Predators 3-2 in overtime

Nino Niederreiter snagged the puck off the boards and rushed toward the net, deftly setting up a wrist shot with a slick deke to each side. The puck whizzed past Nashville goalie Carter Hutton's stick to give Minnesota an overtime victory but, before it got there, it had to elude Niederreiter's good friend. Niederreiter's goal with 2:44 left in the extra period lifted...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild F Nino Niederreiter impresses in preseason debut

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Nino Niederreiter made a strong first impression with his new team. Niederreiter, the 21-year-old Minnesota Wild forward acquired this offseason from the Islanders, scored the Wild's only goal in Tuesday's 3-1 preseason loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. But even when he wasn't burying the puck in the back of the net, the 6-foot-2, 208-pound Niederreiter...
Via Fox Sports North
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Nino Niederreiter ready for fresh start with Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild had done their due diligence on Nino Niederreiter entering the 2010 NHL Draft, enticed by the Swiss forward's size and skill. Niederreiter ended up being selected fifth overall by the New York Islanders four spots, before Minnesota picked Mikael Granlund. It took another three years, but Niederreiter finally learned what it would be like...
Via Fox Sports North
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Nino Niederreiter unhappy with Islanders, requests trade

According to Katie Strang of ESPN New York, 2010 fifth-overall pick Nino Niederreiter has seen enough of the Islanders. #Isles Nino Niederreiter's camp is seeking a trade from the Islanders, a source tells ESPNNY. Unhappy with current situation — Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) January 22, 2013 Niederreiter has been the most consistent point producer for the...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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