Niederreiter scored an empty-net goal to go with an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over Detroit. Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill made the curious decision to pull his goalie with over five minutes to go, and Niederreiter made him pay with his 10th goal of the season. The four-time 20-goal scorer needs just one more to match last year's total of 11 in 67 games, suggesting that down-year was an aberration.
Niederreiter scored two goals, one on the power play, and added an even-strength assist in Friday's 5-3 win over Chicago. After scoring only 11 goals in 67 games last season, Niederreiter has come out firing in 2020-21. The 28-year-old has already lit the lamp nine times on 43 shots through 15 contests, although Friday's helper was only his second on the year. Niederreiter does have four 20-goal campaigns on his resume, but it will be very difficult for him to maintain anything close to this pace for the rest of the season.
Niederreiter scored a power-play goal on two shots in Monday's 7-3 win over Columbus. Niederreiter buried a Teuvo Teravainen feed with 47 seconds left in the second period to extend the Carolina lead to 5-3. It was the seventh goal of the year for Niederreiter but his first with the man advantage. The 28-year-old has gone back-to-back games without a goal just once in 2020-21.
Niederreiter scored a goal on five shots, went plus-2 and served four PIM in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Stars. Niederreiter put the Hurricanes ahead 4-3 in the third period after Dougie Hamilton set him up for a breakaway. That tally stood as the game-winner. Niederreiter is up to six goals and one assist with 34 shots, a plus-8 rating and 13 PIM in 11 contests. The Swiss winger can be streaky at times, but he's a solid DFS option while he's hot.
Niederreiter scored a goal on three shots in a 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets on Monday. Niederreiter got the Hurricanes on the board 6:19 into the second period, beating Columbus goalie Joonas Korpisalo to a loose puck in front for his fifth goal of the season. A three-time 20-goal scorer, Niederreiter slipped to just 11 in 67 games last season. He's been much more consistent early in 2020-21, having gone back-to-back games without a goal just once.
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