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Nino Niederreiter wastes no time making strong impression with Carolina Hurricanes

The Wild traded the fan favorite to the Hurricanes last week.
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NIno Niederreiter needed just one game to get acclimated with his new teammates in Carolina, scoring 28 seconds into his second game since being traded by the Wild last Friday. 

Niederreiter fired a wrist shot past Edmonton goalie Cam Talbot to get the Hurricanes on the board Sunday, and 11 minutes later he added his second goal of the game. 

"It's always nice if you get a chance to score a goal, but more importantly we got the win we needed," Niederreiter said after the game. "The last home game, we definitely didn't play the way we wanted, so it's a big win for us tonight."

For a guy that had just nine goals with the Wild this season, the bloggers from Canes Country might be overreacting a bit when salivating over Niederreiter's fast start. 

"Nobody expects Niederreiter to come in and light the lamp 40 times a season, but the Canes need him to create plays and use his body to keep possession of the puck. The scoring will come with that style of play, just as it has for Micheal Ferland. 2019 will undoubtedly be filled with events such as blizzards, tropical storms, blood moons, and more, but everyone in Raleigh may need to soon be aware of the El Nino that’s about to take over."

Niederreiter and the $15-plus million remaining on his contract was dealt to Carolina on Friday for center Victor Rask, who played on a line with Zach Parise and Pontus Aberg in Minnesota's win over Columbus on Hockey Day Minnesota. 

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