BRIAN GIONTA NEWS

Buffalo Sabres fire coach Ted Nolan

The Buffalo Sabres announced Sunday that Ted Nolan has been relieved of his duties as head coach. In addition, Danny Flynn has been relieved of his duties as an assistant coach and the contracts of Bryan Trottier and Tom Coolen will not be renewed. Nolan led the Sabres to the worst record in the NHL at 23-51-8.  In two seasons as coach, Nolan had a 40-87-17 record as Buffalo...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres Mission McEichel: Accomplished

It has finally happened. Buffalo Sabres fans can finally stop tossing and turning every night worrying about last place. No more channel-flipping to the Arizona Coyotes game to see them blowing another game, then switching back to see Brian Gionta has continued his torrid goal-scoring pace and put the Sabres in the lead. It’s official: Either […] The post Buffalo Sabres Mission...
Via Along the Boards
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres beat Hurricanes 4-3, avoid last place

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Tyler Ennis scored his 20th goal and the Buffalo Sabres avoided clinching a last-place overall finish with a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night. Mikhail Grigorenko, Brian Gionta and Johan Larsson also scored for Buffalo, which entered the game a regulation loss away from guaranteeing the best odds at the first pick in June's NHL draft. Anders...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo beats Arizona 4-1 in battle of NHL's worst teams

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Andrej Meszaros scored two goals for the second straight game, and the Buffalo Sabres ended a five-game losing streak by beating the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 Monday night in a matchup between the NHL's worst two teams. The Sabres, the NHL's lowest-scoring team, had a rare strong night on the offensive end, generating 31 shots in the first two periods against goalie...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Struggling Sabres Still Have Fight, Take Capitals to Shootout

Nate Schimdt #88 of the Washington Capitals blocks a second period shot alongside goaltender Braden Holtby #70 as Brian Gionta #12 of the Buffalo Sabres looks for a rebound on March 16, 2015 at the First Niagara Center in Buff Mandatory Credit: ESPN Getty Images The Buffalo Sabres did not lay down in last night’s game against the Washington Capitals. They gave a valiant effort...
Via The Sports Journal
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Tank watch: 14 games by @LukeWachob

BUFFALO, NY – OCTOBER 18: Brian Gionta #12 of the Buffalo Sabres skates against the Boston Bruins at First Niagara Center on October 18, 2014 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images) 14 games. That’s all that’s left.   What happened last week: Buffalo nearly beat the Leafs before blowing a third period lead late and losing in the shootout, then scared us again...
Via Buffalo Wins
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The Buffalo Sabres Look to Halt Road Woes as They Take on the Washington Capitals

Brian Gionta #12 of the Buffalo Sabres hunches over in reaction to a loss against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on March 6, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Mandatory Credit: Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images) The Buffalo Sabres will square-off against the Washington Capitals tonight in hopes of stopping a three game losing skid. The Sabres are in the middle of...
Via The Sports Journal
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres at Florida Panthers game preview

Struggling to score, the Florida Panthers hope the addition of one of the game's all-time great offensive players will help them end their slide and keep them in the thick of the playoff race. Jaromir Jagr is expected to make his Panthers debut as they try to avoid matching a season high with their fifth straight loss Saturday against an upbeat Buffalo Sabres team. Though Florida...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Flynn's shootout goal gives Sabres victory over Flyers

  Brian Flynn scored the clinching goal in the shootout, leading the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Nicolas Deslauriers and Brian Gionta scored in regulation for Buffalo, which won for just the fourth time in the last 27 games. The Sabres improved to 7-2 in shootouts. Jakub Voracek and Ryan White scored for Philadelphia, which fell...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres end record 14-game skid with win over Canadiens

  Brian Gionta and the Buffalo Sabres stopped their 14-game losing streak -- the longest in team history -- by beating the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Tuesday night. Gionta, a former Canadiens captain, capped a three-goal first period for the Sabres (15-33-3), who won three of four meetings with Montreal (32-15-3) this season. Drew Stafford and Matt Moulson also scored for Buffalo...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Gionta Is The Key To The Buffalo Sabres Resurgence

Last summer Brian Gionta left his position as the captain of the Montreal Canadiens and decided to sign with the team that he rooted for as a child, the Buffalo Sabres. In his first season, he was deemed as the new Captain of the Sabres and is a constant presence in the locker room as well as on the ice. Recently however, Gionta fell victim to a vicious hit by Boston Bruin’s Matt...
Via The Sports Journal
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Bartkowski will not face hearing

Bartkowski/Gionta is an example of incidental head contact on an otherwise full body check. pic.twitter.com/iCAyDjRwsN— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) December 22, 2014I told a friend of mine that if Brian Gionta was taller, he wouldn't have been injuried. This doesn't make Buffalo Sabres fans any happier. Obviously, some fans are unhappy with the move. Related articles...
Via Goon's World
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bartkowski won’t receive supplemental discipline

Gif by Steph: @myregularfaceToday, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced that Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski will not receive supplemental discipline for his hit on Brian Gionta in the first period of last night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres.The hit, which saw Gionta cartwheel into the air and land hard on the ice, resulted in Bartkowski’s ejection from the game...
Via BruinsLife
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Player Safety: Matt Bartkowski’s Hit On Brian Gionta ‘Incidental’

Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski received a game misconduct Sunday for a first-period hit on Buffalo Sabres winger Brian Gionta, but he won’t receive any supplemental discipline from the NHL. The hit was bad enough to take Gionta out for the rest of the game, but the NHL Department of Player safety explained Monday that Bartkowski’s contact...
Via NESN.com
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Matt Bartkowski Knocks Brian Gionta Out Of Game

Matt Bartkowski is 6’1″, Brian Gionta is 5’7″. A lot of hits on Gionta are going to be high due to the simple fact that his head lines up with the shoulders of most NHL players (or rib cage if you are Chara). So if the outrage and resulting fallout over this hit Bartkowski laid on Gionta is that it was a high hit, then I’m not buying. However if the league doles out...
Via The Awesome Boston
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Matt Bartkowski Receives Major Penalty, Ejected After Hit On Brian Gionta (GIF)

BOSTON — Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski was ejected from Sunday night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres after receiving a five-minute major penalty for interference. Sabres winger Brian Gionta was on the receiving end of the hit. Buffalo center Marcus Foligno immediately defended his captain and dropped his gloves to fight Bartkowski. Foligno received an instigator minor...
Via NESN.com
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Bartkowski hit on Brian Gionta (video)

Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for this hit on Buffalo Sabres forward Brian Gionta. It will be interesting to see if Bartkowski has a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player safety.The Box Score will read:14:08 BOS Matt Bartkowski served by Matt Fraser Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Brian Gionta14:08 BOS Matt...
Via Goon's World
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Zadorov's goal early in OT lifts Sabres to win over Panthers

  Nikita Zadorov scored 29 seconds into overtime to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. Brian Gionta, Marcus Foligno and Cody Hodgson also scored for Buffalo (12-16-2), which has won three in a row and nine of its last 12. Jussi Jokinen, Sean Bergenheim and Jimmy Hayes scored goals for Florida (12-8-8), which had a two-game winning streak...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers lose lead in 3rd period, fall in OT to Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Nikita Zadorov scored 29 seconds into overtime to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. Brian Gionta, Marcus Foligno and Cody Hodgson also scored for Buffalo (12-16-2), which has won three in a row and nine of its last 12. Jussi Jokinen, Sean Bergenheim and Jimmy Hayes scored goals for Florida (12-8-8), which had a...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 NHL All-Star Game has surprising vote leader

            A few years back, Rory Fitzpatrick became the name everyone got behind when it came time to vote for the NHL All-Star Game. In case you forgot, Fitzpatrick was a journeyman defenseman who inexplicably got the internet behind him heading into the 2007 NHL All-Star Game. “Vote for Rory” took off, spawning t-shirts, campaigns...
Via Sports-Glory
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens' Emelin fined for illegal check to head vs. Sabres

NEW YORK -- Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin has been fined $11,021.51 by the league for an illegal check to the head of Buffalo Sabres forward Brian Gionta. The fine is the maximum permitted under the collective bargaining agreement. The incident occurred at 18:06 of the third period of a 2-1 win by the Sabres on Friday. Emelin was assessed a minor penalty for an illegal...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens' Emelin fined for illegal check to head

NEW YORK (AP) Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin has been fined $11,021.51 by the league for an illegal check to the head of Buffalo Sabres forward Brian Gionta. The fine is the maximum permitted under the collective bargaining agreement. The incident occurred at 18:06 of the third period of a 2-1 win by the Sabres on Friday. Emelin was assessed a minor penalty for an illegal...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy Wingels’ dangerous hit on Brian Gionta

Buffalo’s Brian Gionta was able to avoid a serious injury following this huge hit from San Jose’s Tommy Wingels. The hit was a controversial one and no penalty was called on the play. Should there have been one?
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy Wingels’ dangerous hit on Brian Gionta

Buffalo’s Brian Gionta was able to avoid a serious injury following this huge hit from San Jose’s Tommy Wingels. The hit was a controversial one and no penalty was called on the play. Should there have been one?
Via Bloguin Best
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets go for third straight win in Buffalo in season opener

The Buffalo Sabres feel the addition of some veterans can't help but improve a club that was the NHL's worst a season ago. The Columbus Blue Jackets' hopes to build off the franchise's second postseason berth with a fast start could be derailed by a number of injuries. These teams open the season Thursday night in Buffalo, where captain Brian Gionta will make his Sabres debut. Buffalo...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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