BRIAN GIONTA NEWS

McGinn, Larsson lift Sabres past slumping Canadiens 4-2

MONTREAL (AP) Jamie McGinn, Johan Larsson and Brian Gionta all scored in Buffalo's big third period and the Sabres rallied for a 4-2 comeback victory over the slumping Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. Marcus Foligno also scored for Buffalo, which played its first game since the All-Star break and led 2-1 heading into the final period. The Sabres, last in the Atlantic Division...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Goals by Miller and Zuccarello help Rangers beat Sabres 6-3

NEW YORK (AP) Red-hot J.T. Miller scored from in close after the Rangers squandered a two-goal third-period lead and New York came back to beat Buffalo 6-3 Monday night for its eighth straight win over the Sabres. Derick Brassard scored twice and Mats Zuccarello added a power-play goal after Miller snapped a 3-all tie for the Rangers, who headed into the NHL All-Star break with...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Suter, Vanek score as Wild fall to Sabres

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Brian Gionta had a goal and an assist as the Buffalo Sabres scored three times in the first period and hung on to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 Tuesday night.Jamie McGinn and Rasmus Ristolainen also scored for Buffalo, which won its second straight after losing six in a row. Linus Ullmark made 28 saves.Ryan Suter and Thomas Vanek scored for Minnesota.For the first...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres score 3 in first, hang on to beat Minnesota 3-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Brian Gionta had a goal and an assist as the Buffalo Sabres scored three times in the first period and hung on to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 Tuesday night. Jamie McGinn and Rasmus Ristolainen also scored for Buffalo, which won its second straight after losing six in a row. Linus Ullmark made 28 saves. Ryan Suter and Thomas Vanek scored for Minnesota. For the...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the player who has the most goals in a season for every NHL team

Who has the most goals in a season for every NHL team? Note: Clue is the Team-Year.
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres-Flames Preview

Continued success at home has propelled the Calgary Flames to a modest winning streak that also happens to be their longest of the season. The Flames can record a fourth straight victory by extending their run at home to eight Thursday night against the Buffalo Sabres, whom they've dominated at the Saddledome in recent years. Though still among the NHL's bottom dwellers, Calgary...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres snap skid with 4-1 win over Hurricanes

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Chad Johnson made 27 saves, Jack Eichel got his eighth goal of the season and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Friday night to end a six-game losing streak. Josh Gorges, Brian Gionta and David Legwand also scored for Buffalo, and Jamie McGinn had two assists. The Sabres had lost their last four home games. Victor Rask scored Carolina's...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Huberdeau scores 1st of season but Panthers fall to Sabres

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Cody Franson scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, Sam Reinhart added a power-play goal early in the third and the improving Buffalo Sabres held off the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Thursday night.Brian Gionta also scored for the Sabres, and Rasmus Ristolainen had two assists. Linus Ullmark stopped 36 shots during his fifth start in six games.Buffalo...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Gionta to miss season opener, Reinhart to possibly fill into his spot

Brian Gionta will miss the opening game of the season for the Buffalo Sabres after sustaining a lower body injury in Tuesday's practice. Gionta is currently listed as day to day with his injury. Gionta was penciled in as the right wing on the line with Jack Eichel and Evander Kane throughout the preseason. Rookie Sam Reinhart has taken Gionta's spot in his absence. It's not immediately...
Via Fox Sports
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Gionta knows the Sabres will be better

The Buffalo Sabres were a pretty terrible team last year. The Sabres finished with just 23 wins and 54 points, dead last in the NHL and a historically bad year for their franchise. But now, after a series of Sabres moves and acquisitions in the offseason, Buffalo is looking towards the only direction they could possibly go....up. Sabres captain Brian Gionta believes in the club....
Via Fox Sports
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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 finished...
Via Sports-Glory
April 12, 2015  |  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
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Fans plunge FNC into bizarro world in Coyotes OT win by @2ITB_Buffalo

Someone had to win this game. Someone had to come out of the ridiculous atmosphere in First Niagara Center with a pair of points in the standings. Arizona came away with an OT victory and moved one point further away from the Sabres in the league basement.  But the result is hardly the most interesting part of tonight’s game. In fact, Buffalo getting another point in their cushion...
Via Buffalo Wins
March 26, 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

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

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 on YouTube and creating stories from...
Via Sports-Glory
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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