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Ribeiro sends message to former team

Ribeiro sends message to former team

Mike Ribeiro wanted to have a good night against the Montreal Canadiens. Sure, scoring a goal would've been nice for the Stars center. But mainly he just wanted to show his old team what they were missing.
Statement made.
Ribeiro tallied a goal and two assists against his old mates as the Stars beat the Canadiens, 4-1, at American Airlines Center on Sunday night. The Stars, who have won six of their past seven, took a five-point lead in the Pacific Division over idle San Jose and Anaheim.
Really, it wasn't a bad night for anyone wearing black, as the Stars looked good in just about every facet. They had plenty of great scoring chances. They killed off all five of the Canadiens' power plays. They controlled the tempo throughout.
And it was an especially good outing, considering all the fracas surrounding this game, from the return of former general manager Bob Gainey and player Guy Carbonneau, to Morrow playing against his father-in-law's team to Ribeiro's situation.
"There were a couple of subplots in this game," coach Dave Tippett said with a laugh. "There were so many little sidebars to the story, but it turned out the way we liked. It was a pretty good night for the whole group. We'll take our points and move on."
Still, Ribeiro had a night to remember. He set up his linemate Antti Miettinen before helping himself to one in the third. His second assist was his 250th point of his career, his goal was the 19th of the season.
"I was very anxious to play in this game," said Ribeiro. "We had a good start and it went well from there. We played hard and it was a big two points for us."


Updated : 2020-12-02 03:04 GMT+08:00