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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Niederreiter, Swiss win Opener

It took Nino Niederreiter 27 seconds to equal his point total in 9 NHL games
with the Isles earlier this season.

Nino was credited with an unassisted goal at 9:21 of the first period and then
added an assist 27 seconds later as Switzerland built a 4-0 lead after one
period, and hung on to defeat Germany 4-3. Both of his points came on the power
play.

Of the 22 players on the Swiss team, only 4 are younger than Nino -- one by only
a matter of days.

The Swiss have round-robin games on Tuesday/Thursday before facing the US in
their final round robin game on New Years' Eve. The NY Eve gave will be shown
on NHL Network.

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home
telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: forever1940.blogspot.com and follow me on
Twitter @ehornick

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