Monday, April 25, 2011

Checking In On Nino

I haven't written anything in a while. That's solely due to the riveting NHL playoff action that I have been glued to the television watching. There is other playoff action going on, too; some that even involves Islanders. Nino Niederreiter has been having a productive playoffs in the Western Hockey League.

Nino reached the 20 point mark on Sunday evening as his Portland Winterhawks evened their Western Conference Final series (versus the Spokane Chiefs) at one win apiece.

Nino has put up seven goals and 13 assists with a +6 over his first 12 playoff games. While he's still one goal shy of last year's 8, he has surpassed the point total from a season ago (16) and has a minimum of three games yet to play in this campaign.

Personally, I can't wait to see him get to training camp and infuse the left side of the Islanders with some scoring.

If you are a Twitter user and wish to follow Nino, his username is @hawksnids22. Good luck to Nino the rest of the way!

1 comment:

Jess Rubenstein said...

Nino has had a good playoff run but if I was to rank performances I would have to say his was third best.

Kirill Kabanov has been outright excellent for the Lewiston Maineaics as he has turned both his life and career around.

Kabanov is on a 10 game scoring streak during this playoff run and has been very impressive. The 3rd round gamble just might have worked

Casey Cizikas missed the first round of the OHL playoffs but since returning has shown why the Islanders will have one of the better checking forwards in the future.

His Mississauga St. Michaels Majors are on the verge of playing for the OHL championship thanks in part to Cizikas's play.