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NHL: Montreal 5, Florida 2

SUNRISE, Fla., March 10 (UPI) -- Michael Ryder scored twice and P.J. Subban assisted on three goals Sunday, hoisting the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-2 win over Florida.

NHL: Montreal 4, Tampa Bay 3

TAMPA, Fla., March 9 (UPI) -- Brendan Gallagher finished off a third-period rally with a go-ahead goal Saturday and the Montreal Canadiens pulled out a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay.

NHL: Pittsburgh 7, Montreal 6 (OT)

MONTREAL, March 2 (UPI) -- Brandon Sutter's goal 52 seconds into overtime Saturday boosted the Pittsburgh Penguins to a back-and-forth 7-6 victory over Montreal.

NHL: Montreal 5, Toronto 2

TORONTO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Brendan Gallagher's go-ahead score touched off a three-goal third period Wednesday that boosted the Canadiens past Toronto 5-2.

NHL: Montreal 4, Washington 1

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Power play scores from Tomas Plekanec and Andrei Markov touched off a four-goal second period Thursday, lifting Montreal to a 4-1 win over Washington.

NHL: Toronto 2, Montreal 1

MONTREAL, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Ben Scrivens turned aside 21 shots and Phil Kessel notched two assists for Toronto Saturday, which opened its season with a 2-1 win over Montreal.

NHL: Boston 2, Montreal 1

BOSTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Tim Thomas took a shutout deep into the third period Thursday and made 33 saves in boosting the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 decision over Montreal.

NHL: Columbus 3, Montreal 2 (SO)

MONTREAL, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Rick Nash got the only goal in a shootout Tuesday, boosting the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-2 victory over Montreal.

NHL: San Jose 4, Montreal 3 (SO)

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Joe Pavelski scored the winning goal in the sixth round of the shootout Thursday, lifting the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory over Montreal.

NHL: Montreal 4, Carolina 3 (SO)

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Brian Gionta's goal in the third round of the shootout Wednesday lifted the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-3 victory over Carolina.

NHL: Montreal 4, New York Rangers 0

MONTREAL, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Brian Gionta netted a pair of goals and Carey Price logged a shutout Saturday in the Montreal Canadiens' 4-0 decision over the New York Rangers.

NHL: New York Islanders 4, Montreal 3

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- P.A. Parenteau touched off a four-goal New York second period Thursday and the Islanders hung on to nip Montreal 4-3.

NHL: Buffalo 3, Montreal 2 (SO)

MONTREAL, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Brad Boyes netted the game-winner during the third round of a shootout Monday, capping the Buffalo Sabres' 3-2 comeback win over Montreal.

NHL: Montreal 3, Phoenix 2 (OT)

GLENDALE, Ariz., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Josh Gorges bounced a shot off the post and into the net 1:45 into overtime Thursday, giving the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 win over Phoenix.

NHL: N.Y. Rangers 5, Montreal 3

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Erik Christensen logged a goal and an assist Saturday, leading the New York Rangers to their sixth win in nine games with a 5-3 decision over Montreal.
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New Jersey Devils' Scott Gomez, right, joins his teammates Brad Lukowich, left, Brian Rafalski, front, Brian Gionta, back, Zach Parise, center, after Gionta scored against the Carolina Hurricanes during Game 5 of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinals at the RBC Center in Raleigh, NC May 14, 2006. (UPI Photo/Jeffrey A. Camarati)
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Brian Joseph Gionta (born January 18, 1979) is an American professional ice hockey player and captain of the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL), and is the second American-born captain of the Canadiens and its first sole American-born captain (the first, Chris Chelios, was a co-captain with Guy Carbonneau). He goes by the nickname "Gio" from his teammates and The Rochester Rocket, dubbed by the media. Although small in stature compared to most other players (Gionta is currently the second-shortest player in the NHL; Nathan Gerbe is one inch shorter), he is known for his tenacious play.

Gionta was drafted 82nd overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. The diminutive but fiery forward attended high school at the Aquinas Institute in Rochester, NY, then skated for Boston College from 1997 to 2001, winning a National Championship as Eagles captain in the 2000–2001 season. He was mentored by current Florida Panthers forward Marty Reasoner; also a Rochester, NY native; and enjoyed his best statistical season in his freshman year on a line with Reasoner, posting 30 goals and 62 points in 40 games as the Eagles fell to the University of Michigan in the National Championship game in Boston.

Gionta followed up with a 60 point season his sophomore year as BC was eliminated by Hockey East rival, the University of Maine in the Frozen Four semifinals, then a 33 goal, 56 point season in his junior year as the Eagles fell to North Dakota in that year's National Championship game.

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