Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter had found themselves fighting for ice time and left to play limited minutes in a third- or fourth-line role for the Minnesota Wild.
The two big physical players had seen goals hard to come by and Minnesota coach Mike Yeo wanted a chance for Coyle and Niederreiter to "reset their game" by lessening their roles. Both responded with goals in Tuesday...
Nino Niederreiter has some slick hands.
The Minnesota Wild winger took advantage of an early power play against the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday with a highlight-reel goal. After getting an excellent centering pass from Thomas Vanek, Niederreiter lured Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavalec out of the crease, pushed the puck to his backhand and somehow scored while falling to the ice.
Let’s begin by showing this because after it has been four months and it still hasn’t gotten old.
After a lengthy negotiation process with power forward Nino Niederreiter, the Minnesota Wild were able to come to terms agreeing on a reported 3-year, $8 million contract that will keep the winger with the team through 2016-17.
Niederreiter, who was a restricted free agent, took...
Chuck Fletcher's development of the Minnesota Wild over the past two seasons hasn't been any great secret. Since taking over as the team's general manager, Fletcher has tried to build up the organization's talent base with a focus on the team's prospects.
Fletcher essentially summarized the objective of every NHL team when he discussed the improvement this past season of Minnesota...
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Before most games, Wild right wing Nino Niederreiter sits alone in the stands, taping his stick and centering himself mentally.
Whether he's in the Xcel Energy Center or abroad, the Swiss youngster nicknamed after a weather system heads for the same spot -- 10 rows up, 15 seats in. There, he sits, mulling over his previous performance and gazing into what's necessary...
The Minnesota Wild pulled off the biggest upset of the Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday night, toppling the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 in Game 7 on the back of an overtime goal by 21-year-old Nino Niederreiter.
After being held to just one point (an assist) through the first six games of the Western Conference quarterfinal series, the Swiss winger came up huge in the clincher.
Nino Niederreiter had never scored a playoff goal in his career. He left Game 7 with two goals, one that he will never forget as he scored in overtime to push the Wild on to round 2.
The Wild Bench reacts:
The Wild erased four Colorado leads.
Colorado fans did not take the lose that great:
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...
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 the Wild...
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February 07, 2014