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Minnesota Wild right wing Nino Niederreiter (22), of Switzerland, scores on Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) as Lightning defenseman Sami Salo (6), of Finland, tries to stop him during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Minnesota Wild right wing Nino Niederreiter (22), of Switzerland, scores on Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) as Lightning defenseman Sami Salo (6), of Finland, tries to stop him during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

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