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NHL: Montreal 4, Boston 2

MONTREAL, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Carey Price made 26 saves Saturday and the Montreal Canadiens completed a home-and-sweep of the Boston Bruins with a 4-2 victory.

NHL: Toronto 5, Montreal 4 (OT)

MONTREAL, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Mikhail Grabovski's goal 1:21 into overtime Saturday provided the winning margin in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 5-4 victory over Montreal.

NHL: Pittsburgh 3, Montreal 1

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 shots and just missed out on what would have been his 20th career shutout Thursday in carrying Pittsburgh past Montreal 3-1.

NHL: Colorado 6, Montreal 5 (SO)

MONTREAL, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Milan Hejduk's first-round shootout tally Saturday handed Colorado a 6-5 win over Montreal.

NHL: Montreal 2, Boston 1

MONTREAL, April 26 (UPI) -- Michael Cammalleri got a goal and an assist Tuesday and the Montreal Canadiens edged Boston 2-1, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series.

NHL: Montreal 2, Boston 0

BOSTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Carey Price turned aside all 31 Boston shots Thursday and the Montreal Canadiens took a 1-0 first-round playoff series lead over the Bruins with a 2-0 win.

NHL: Montreal 4, Toronto 1

TORONTO, April 9 (UPI) -- Montreal's Brian Gionta netted a pair of goals Saturday and the Canadiens used a 4-1 win over Toronto to wrap up a sixth playoff seed.

NHL: Montreal 4, Boston 1

MONTREAL, March 8 (UPI) -- Lars Eller fired in a pair of first-period goals Tuesday and the Montreal Canadiens went on to post a 4-1 win over division rival Boston.

NHL: Montreal 3, Atlanta 1

ATLANTA, March 1 (UPI) -- Carey Price returned from a two-game absence to turn aside 40-of-41 shots Tuesday, backstopping the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-1 win over Atlanta.

NHL: Montreal 3, Vancouver 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Carey Price's 37 saves led the Montreal Canadiens past the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 Tuesday.

NHL: Montreal 3, Florida 2

MONTREAL, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Brian Gionta gave Montreal a two-goal lead midway through the third period Wednesday and the Canadiens held on to defeat Florida 3-2.

NHL: Montreal 3, Washington 2 (SO)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Brian Gionta got the only goal of a shootout and scored twice in regulation Tuesday, powering the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over Washington.

NHL: Montreal 7, Ottawa 1

OTTAWA, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Tomas Plekanec scored twice Friday, 11 Montreal players produced at least one point and the Canadiens crushed Ottawa 7-1.

NHL: Montreal 4, Boston 3

MONTREAL, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Mike Cammalleri scored on a penalty shot to open a three-goal Montreal first period Thursday and the Canadiens went on to down Boston 4-3.

NHL: Philadelphia 5, Montreal 3

MONTREAL, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- James van Riemsdyk gave Philadelphia the lead with 5:33 left in a wild third period Wednesday and the Flyers went on to defeat Montreal 5-3.
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Brian Gionta
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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