Gionta lit the lamp twice -- including the game winner -- in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win against the Islanders. Gionta finished out the year with his first multi-goal game of the season, putting the 37-year-old at 12 to go along with 21 helpers. The veteran winger is basically on par with his last campaign, and at this point in his career, you know what you're getting out of him.
Gionta (illness) will play Tuesday against the Devils. The Sabres will be happy to have Gionta in the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with New Jersey, as he's been hot of late, tallying five points (one goal, four assists) in his last seven games. He'll slot into a bottom-six role Tuesday against the Devils, skating alongside Marcus Foligno and Johan Larsson on the Sabres' third line.
Gionta (flu) will be a game-time decision Tuesday against New Jersey, reports Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News. This will be a minor blow to the Sabres, who may be without the services of their captain. Gionta, who has formed a formidable checking line with Johan Larsson and Marcus Foligno, also has three assists in his past four games. Despite his age and the Sabres' middling offense, Gionta has had four straight double-digit goal seasons.
Gionta picked up two assists Thursday in a 6-3 victory over Calgary. With five points in his last six games, Gionta's on about as nice a streak as you'll see from him this year. At 37 years old, his fantasy relevance has melted away into near-nothingness, but as the saying goes, even a half-retired squirrel finds a nut sometimes.
Gionta scored and added an assist -- both on the power play -- in Sunday's loss to the Penguins. Gionta had been held without a point in seven straight contests coming into Sunday, but he was able to notch his second multi-point outing of the season even in a losing effort. The 37-year-old has seen his best days behind him, as he now has just 20 points on the year.
Last 7 Games
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