Brian Gionta RW MON 4 Days

Brian Gionta scored the game's only goal on a penalty shot with 2:04 to play in overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a dramatic, 1-0 victory against the visiting New York Rangers on Saturday night.

The Canadiens' captain grabbed a Raphael Diaz turnover at the Montreal blue line and was on his way to break in alone when Diaz hauled him down from behind, earning Gionta a penalty shot. Gionta came in, faked to his forehand and deked to his backhand to beat Rangers goaltender Cam Talbot. It was Gionta's 40th point of the season. He's the eighth Montreal player to hit that mark this season. It also was his 18th goal of the season.

Brian Gionta RW MON 4 Days

Brian Gionta was selected as the winner of the Jacques Beauchamp award.

The award is anually given to the Canadiens player who played a dominant role during the regular season without earning any particular honour. Last season Brandon Prust won the award. Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Plekanec also received consideration for this season's honor.

Brian Gionta RW MON 11 Days

Brian Gionta lit the lamp twice for the Canadiens in their 5-3 win over the Red Wings on Saturday night.

Gionta continues to be a solid producer, even at 35. He isn't going to carry the Canadiens offensively, but he can chip in and provide some secondary scoring. He has 17 goals and 39 points this season. Michael Bournival, Max Pacioretty and Alex Galchenyuk picked up the other markers. Jarred Tinordi and Lars Eller assisted twice.

Brian Gionta RW MON 1 Month

Brian Gionta had a goal and an assist in Montreal's 5-4 overtime win on Saturday.

Gionta now has 14 goals and 33 points in 67 games this season. That's a far cry from the numbers he put up at his height, but not surprising at this point.

Brian Gionta RW MON 2 Months

Brian Gionta's goal was the lone marker for the Canadiens in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Red Wings on Wednesday.

Gionta tied the game at 1-1 with a goal in the final minute, but the Habs ceded an overtime tally to Gustav Nyquist late in the extra frame. Daniel Briere and Andrei Markov picked up helpers on Gionta's tally.

Brian Gionta RW MON 2 Months

Brian Gionta scored a goal in Montreal's 4-1 victory on Saturday.

Gionta had four points in his final six contests before the Olympic break. He's been living up to expectations this season with 11 goals and 29 points in 58 contests.

Brian Gionta RW MON 2 Months

Brian Gionta scored the Habs' lone goal in Montreal's 2-1 loss to Winnipeg on Sunday.

Gionta was set up by Tomas Pleckanec and Andrei Markov, and scored his 10th goal of the season.

Brian Gionta RW MON 2 Months

Brian Gionta had an assist in Montreal's 2-1 overtime defeat against Tampa Bay.

Gionta has nine goals and 27 points in 54 contests in 2013-14. That's around where we expected him to be this season, so naturally we expect him to more-or-less maintain his current pace.

Brian Gionta RW MON 3 Months

This is how Montreal captain Brian Gionta sums up his Canadiens:

"When we play at the top of our game, we can play with any team in the league, but when we're not at our best we're a very average team."

Brian Gionta RW MON 3 Months

Brian Gionta scored for a second straight game to give Montreal a 2-1 victory over Florida Monday night.

He has racked up nine shots in his last two contests, which helped him snap a 13-game goalless drought. The Montreal captain has seven goals and 22 points in 43 matches.