Thursday, October 22, 2015

Video: Stephen Gionta Gets Major for Nasty Spear on Mark Borowiecki

This ugly spear got Stephen Gointa tossed out of the game and handed Ottawa a 5-minute power play during the third period of the Devils' 5-4 shootout win in Ottawa. A reaction to the crosscheck he received from Mark Borowiecki might have been warranted, but Gionta's specific reaction was way out of line. The Sens would score on the ensuing power play to take a 3-2 lead early in the third, then build it up to 4-2 before letting the Devils score two late ones to force OT.

In the shootout, New Jersey got the W, which kept the Senators winless at home and got New Jersey to .500 at 3-3-1.

As for Gionta, he's probably looking at a suspension, and rightfully so. That said, at least he did show some remorse after the game according to Devils' beat writer Tom Gulitti: