NHL: New Jersey 4, Washington 1

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Zach Parise and Patrik Elias both had a goal and an assist Friday night to guide New Jersey past the Washington Capitals, 4-1.

NHL: New Jersey 6, N.Y. Rangers 1

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Patrik Elias and Sergei Brylin both scored twice Sunday night as the New Jersey Devils beat the New York Rangers, 6-1.

NHL: Buffalo 3, New Jersey 2

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Daniel Briere had three assists and Ryan Miller made 31 saves Tuesday as the Buffalo Sabres posted a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils.

NHL: New Jersey 2, Philadelphia 0

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Martin Brodeur recorded his fourth shutout of the season Friday night as the New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia, 2-0.

NHL: New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 3 (SO)

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Zach Parise and Brian Gionta both scored shootout goals Saturday night as New Jersey topped the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-3.

NHL: Los Angeles 3, New Jersey 2

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Kings edged the New Jersey Devils, 3-2, Monday.

NHL: Anaheim 4, New Jersey 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Todd Marchant scored twice, and Dustin Penner and Samuel Pahlsson scored once each Friday afternoon, as the Anaheim Ducks beat New Jersey, 4-2.

NHL: NY Rangers 3, New Jersey 2

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Jaromir Jagr scored two of New York's three goals in 90 seconds early in the third period Tuesday to give the Rangers a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.

NHL: New Jersey 2, Chicago 1 (SO)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Brian Gionta scored the decisive shootout goal Thursday night to give New Jersey a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

NHL: Ottawa 8, New Jersey 1

OTTAWA, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Dean McAmmond and Antoine Vermette scored two goals apiece Saturday night to help the Ottawa Senators trounce New Jersey, 8-1.

NHL: Nashville 4, New Jersey 3

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A shootout goal by Martin Erat Thursday night gave Nashville a 4-3 win against the New Jersey Devils.

NHL: New Jersey 3, Philadelphia 2

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Brian Gionta scored the game-winning goal in the third period Saturday night to lead New Jersey past the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2.

NHL: New Jersey 7, Toronto 6

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- John Madden's shootout goal Thursday night was the game-winner as New Jersey edged Toronto, 7-6.

NHL: New Jersey 4, Carolina 0

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- New Jersey exacted a measure of revenge in its first game of the new campaign Friday night with a 4-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

NHL: Carolina 4, New Jersey 1

RALEIGH, N.C., May 14 (UPI) -- Cory Stillman had the eventual game-winning goal Sunday as the Carolina Hurricanes beat New Jersey, 4-1, to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.
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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)

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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