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Video: Panthers send Devils’ Gionta into (and out of) bench

Apr 20, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

Sometimes the most awkward part about getting knocked into an opposing team’s bench revolves around getting out more than being sent in. Either way, you’re often placed in a vulnerable position.

New Jersey Devils forward Stephen Gionta found that out during his team’s 6-2 win against the Florida Panthers on Saturday. As you can see from the video below, Dmitry Kulikov sent him into the Panthers’ bench, but T.J. Brennan really drew his ire with the way he shoved him out:

Now, that doesn’t seem very nice.

  1. modellforprez - Apr 20, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Looove pucks and sticks but C’mon hockey players are some of the biggest douches, im suprised they didnt jump him

  2. thehighcountrybear - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Now, if I had the wings of an angel,
    Over these prison walls I would fly…

    and I’d fly to the arms of my darling,
    And there I’d be willing to die…

  3. idonthavethebloodyoucrave - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Should be a multiple game suspension. That has no place in hockey.

  4. sjsharks66 - Apr 20, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    That was ridiculous. He could have been seriously injured.

  5. e5tolife - Apr 20, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Hahahaha that was great

  6. manchestermiracle - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:26 AM

    Pretty classless shove by Brennan. Down 5-2 and your best shot is from the bench. Guess that’s what douchebags do when they’re headed to the golf course soon.

  7. manchestermiracle - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    Just wondering what excuse Shanahan will hide behind when doing nothing about this.

  8. blastardo - Apr 21, 2013 at 7:59 AM

    I’m surprised that didn’t start a brawl on the ice.

  9. mancave001 - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Fan of neither team, but that was hilarious.

  10. billsboy88 - Apr 21, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    It was uncalled for, but it certainly made me laugh

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