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Big night for Brian Gionta, who scores in game 1,000

Sabres captain honored with gifts and tribute video, nets goal @NHLdotcom

Gionta tallies in 1,000th game

FLA@BUF: Gionta beats Reimer after slick deke

The puck ricochets to Brian Gionta, who makes a nice move on James Reimer and goes top-shelf to score in his 1,000th career game

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Brian Gionta continues to show up for work and good things happen.

On a milestone night where the Buffalo Sabres captain was celebrated for playing his 1,000th career game, he scored a second period goal to give his team a 3-0 in what would become a 4-2 win against the Florida Panthers.

Video: FLA@BUF: Sabres honor Gionta prior to 1,000th game

Gionta, a Stanley Cup champion while with the New Jersey Devils in his 15th season, was honored in a pre-game ceremony.

A tribute video featuring highlights of his career dating all the way back to his youth hockey days, played on the scoreboard.

Tweet from @BuffaloSabres: "It's an honor to play one game. To play 1,000 is incredible."Congrats @Giostyle21 on your 1,000th @NHL game! #G1000nta

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