Gionta, Sabres top Sharks in snowy Buffalo

Buffalo, NY ( – Six feet of lake-effect snow in the Buffalo
region was not enough to keep the Sabres from continuing their home dominance
against the Sharks.

Brian Gionta scored twice to lead Buffalo to a 4-1 victory over San Jose at
First Niagara Center on Tuesday.

Brian Flynn tallied a goal and an assist and Nicolas Deslauriers also scored
for the Sabres, who improved to 16-1-0 all-time at home against the Sharks.

Jhonas Enroth turned aside 19 shots in relief of Michal Neuvirth, who departed
with a lower-body injury after the first period. Neuvirth stopped all 10 shots
he faced.

Brent Burns provided San Jose with its lone marker and Troy Grosenick, who was
coming off a 45-save shutout of Carolina in his NHL debut on Sunday, allowed
three goals on 13 shots in defeat.