VIDEO: Nino Niederreiter wins Game 7 in overtime for Wild
Young Wild forward Nino Niederreiter scored the game-winner five minutes into overtime of Game 7, his second goal of the game to send Minnesota into the next round.
In an overtime that was up-and-down right from the get go, Niederreiter and Kyle Brodziak sprung free for a 2-on-1 break. With the pass option taken away, Niederreiter fired the shot on net and beat Semyon Varlamov. The celebration was on.
It was the second goal of the game for Niederreiter, who had 14 goals and 22 assists this season. The Swiss forward started to show all the promise that he has had as a prospect in the NHL with the Isles and now Wild.
His goal was also a fitting ending to the best series of the first round, a snipe in overtime of Game 7. It was a game that was as crazy as the series with the Wild scoring late in regulation and overcoming a deficit four separate times before winning.
Now the Wild will face the defending champion Blackhawks in the next round but Niederreiter has already made a name for himself with his Game 7 heroics.
We'll be here to keep track of all the deals that go down before the NHL trade deadline
Toronto picks up a versatile depth piece in the 35-year-old Plekanec
SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with more than $1M in winnings, gives optimal lineup...
Boston gave New York a hefty haul for the 33-year-old winger
David Kelly has nailed 43 of his last 54 NHL picks and just released a play for Sunday's m...
A look at 10 veterans who figure to be on the market as Monday's deadline draws near