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If you missed the play earlier, you can watch it here.
New Jersey Devils forward Stephen Gionta comments on his ugly spear on Mark Borowiecki of the Ottawa Senators.
Gionta received a five minute major for spearing and a game misconduct.
Below, watch the spear and scroll to the :50 second mark to see the replay...
This coming season will be an important one for the Devils. After battling out the second half of the season last year, the Devils still were not able to pull back into playoff contention, and found themselves on the outside looking in. Injuries were a big reason that led the Devils on the slippery slope which they could not endure. If the injury bug comes back to bite the Devils again, then the door opens up for some of the AHL players to try to make an immediate impact upon arrival. Vladimir Zharkov and Alexander Vasyunov were able to accomplish that this past season, and will contend for a starting spot this year.
There are three players though who have a particular style about them that make me think one day they could shine in the Devils organization: Stephen Gionta, Matt Anderson and Maxim Noreau.