Brian Gionta returned to today’s game shortly after taking a scary hit. ©2014, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Video: Tommy Wingels hits Sabres captain Brian Gionta

So, umm, there were no penalties called on the play below.

Even Sabres winger Torrey Mitchell, who jumped the San Jose Sharks’ Tommy Wingels after he knocked captain Brian Gionta head-first into the boards early in today’s game, escaped unscathed.

How can that scary hit go unpenalized? Would something have been called if Wingels hit a star player?

Luckily, Gionta got up and returned to the game later in the period.

Check out the video of the hit:

One thought on “Video: Tommy Wingels hits Sabres captain Brian Gionta”

  1. I was at this game and the play happened very close to where I was sitting and I had the perfect angle of it along the boards. The hit was not as bad as what the video showed and in my mind it was not a penalty. Gionta going into the boards head first was more due to him losing an edge than because of the hit IMO. Nevertheless, he did hit the boards pretty hard.

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