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Brian Gionta | Winger | #12

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (37) / 1/18/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 178
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 3 (82) / NJ
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Brian Gionta scored a shorthanded goal in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Gionta's goal cut Carolina's lead to 3-2 late in the second period, but the Sabres failed to cut the gap in the third period. The veteran forward has nine goals and 19 points in 42 games this season. William Carrier also scored for Buffalo. Jan 13 - 11:44 PM

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Brian Gionta snapped his 10-game goal drought during Saturday's 4-3 win over the Jets.

In fact, he scored the winner mid way through the third as the Sabres completed a three-goal spree to kick off the final frame. Now through 39 games this season he has eight goals and 18 points.
Jan 7 - 4:33 PM

Brian Gionta netted his second goal of the week during Tuesday's 4-3 overtime over the Oilers.

The Captain is now up to six goals and 11 points through 26 games this season. Not too shabby for the 37-year-old, all things considered.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 10:41:00 PM

Brian Gionta tallied his first two-point game on Thursday since the second game of the season on Oct. 16th.

Gionta scored two goals that night, whereas tonight he scored one marker and added an assist. Buffalo's captain is now up to five goals and 10 points through 23 games this season.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 11:56:00 PM

Brian Gionta scored Buffalo's only goal in their 2-1 shootout loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

Gionta got his team on the board at the 1:42 of the third period to eventually force the shootout. Sam Reinhart scored Buffalo's only goal in the shootout, but the Wings found the back of the net twice to get the win. Gionta has four goals and four assists in 20 games this season. He doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 10:51:00 PM

Brian Gionta has recorded no goals and one assist in the last nine games.

He scored two goals back on Oct. 16 against Edmonton, but he has found the back of the net just one time in 16 contests since then. Gionta isn't the only member of the Sabres struggling to score and he is still trying to do his best to lead the team through their struggles even if he isn't contributing offensively.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 09:53:00 AM

Brian Gionta scored what proved to be the eventual winner in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Jets.

Gionta now has three goals and five points in eight games this season, and is a must-play in all formats until he cools off.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 05:46:00 PM

Brian Gionta showed on Sunday night he still has some goals left in him as the 37-year-old potted two in a 6-2 win over Edmonton.

Gionta won't be fantasy relevant playing on the Sabres' fourth line, but could reach the 1,000 game and 300 assist milestones if he stays healthy all season.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 10:38:00 PM

Brian Gionta ended his season with the overtime winner against the Islanders on Saturday.

The tally was his second of the game, giving him 12 goals for the season and 33 points. It's the veteran's second straight season with a decline in production.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 01:18:00 AM

Brian Gionta played Tuesday against New Jersey despite missing the morning skate because of the flu.

He didn't do anything of note statistically in the contest during his 15:51 of ice time, but the Sabres won the game 3-1. Gionta has picked up one goal and four assists in his last eight matches.
Wed, Apr 6, 2016 09:56:00 AM

Brian Gionta notched a goal in the Sabres’ 4-1 loss to the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Gionta scored at 4:31 of the first period via an assist from Marcus Foligno. While he only has 10 goals and 27 points, four of those points have come in the last six games. He’s also posted double-digit goals in 12 seasons of his NHL career.
Sat, Mar 19, 2016 10:29:00 PM

Brian Gionta scored against his former team on Thursday night as the Sabres fell to Montreal 3-2.

Gionta now has nine goals and 25 points in 66 games and is nowhere near the fantasy radar.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 11:08:00 PM

Brian Gionta had two assists in a 6-3 win over Calgary on Thursday.

He helped set up goals by Rasmus Ristolainen and Johan Larsson in the match. Gionta has generated eight goals and 23 points in 62 games this season.
Fri, Mar 4, 2016 08:41:00 AM

Brian Gionta scored a goal and an assist, but it wasn't enough as Buffalo fell to Pittsburgh 4-3 on Sunday.

Gionta's now up to eight goals an 18 points on the year, a steep departure from his career norms. It would appear that a career of heavy hockey is finally catching up.
Sun, Feb 21, 2016 03:37:00 PM

Brian Gionta got his sixth goal of the 2015-16 season on Monday night in a 6-3 loss to the Rangers.

He tied the game at 1-1 late in the first period. Gionta didn't have a point in his previous five appearances and the 37-year-old winger has 16 points in 46 games this year.
Tue, Jan 26, 2016 09:57:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Johan Larsson
4Zemgus Girgensons
5William Carrier
LW1Evander Kane
2Tyler Ennis
3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
5Cal O'Reilly
6Cody McCormick
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Matt Moulson
4Brian Gionta
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
6Cody Franson
7Justin Falk
8Taylor Fedun
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Nilsson