Islanders Bits: Nino Niederreiter beats the U.S., goes for gold

Slayer of Americans. - Bruce Bennett

Nino goes for gold, Hamonic laughs at Kunitz, Newsday speculates on next season.

In the semifinal at the IIHF World Championship, Nino Niederreiter scored the only goal the Swiss needed in a 3-0 defeat of the U.S., meaning Switzerland will win a medal at the World Championship for the first time in 60 years.

Niederreiter also assisted on the empty net goal that made it 3-0.

The gold medal game is Sunday against Sweden, who defeated Finland in the other semifinal. The Finns will play the U.S. for bronze.

Elsewhere:

This "Sounds of Round 1" video is pretty great, and includes some chatter from Travis Hamonic. Needs more Coliseum though:


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