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Red-hot Ribeiro looking to lead Stars past Wild

Dec 26, 2007 - 2:14 PM Minnesota (20-13-2) at Dallas (21-12-4) 8:30 pm EST

DALLAS (Ticker) - It appears that a season playing with Mike Modano has done wonders for Mike Ribeiro.

The 27-year-old Ribeiro will hope to keep the surging Dallas Stars on track after the Christmas break when they host the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night.

The Stars have won 14 of their previous 19 contests and Ribeiro has been a major reason for the club's recent success. He has eight goals and 15 points over his last eight games.

Ribeiro scored a goal and set up two others to help Dallas defeated his former squad the Montreal Canadiens, 4-1, on Sunday. In his second season with the Stars, Ribeiro has 18 tallies - including three game-winners - and 18 assists thus far.

After goaltender Josh Harding led the Wild to four straight victories, Niklas Backstrom returned from his rib injury and the club was completely dominated in a 4-1 setback to the Detroit Red Wings. Minnesota yielded 51 shots on goal, while managing just 19.

Backstrom, who suffered just eight losses in 41 games last season, is 13-7-1 with a 2.37 goals-against average and two shutouts this campaign. However, Harding has emerged as a reliable backup, posting a 7-6-1 record with a 2.65 GAA and .917 save percentage.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 2 1 0 3
    DALLAS 3 1 4 8 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DAL - NIKLAS HAGMAN 13 (MIKE MODANO, MARK FISTRIC) 1:33
    MIN - AARON VOROS 7 (PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD, BRENT BURNS) 4:50
    DAL - MIKE RIBEIRO 20 (BRENDEN MORROW, MATT NISKANEN) 6:20
    MIN - PAVOL DEMITRA 6 (AARON VOROS) 6:57


    Dec 26 10:57 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 3
    DALLAS 8
    3RD PRD: DAL - (PP) LOUI ERIKSSON 2 (STEPHANE ROBIDAS, JUSSI JOKINEN)
    16:17

    Wild vs. StarsDec 26 10:54 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 3
    DALLAS 7
    3RD PRD: DAL - (PP) BRENDEN MORROW 15 (ANTTI MIETTINEN, MIKE RIBEIRO)
    15:28

    Wild vs. StarsDec 26 10:54 PM


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    MINNESOTA 3
    DALLAS 6
    3RD PRD: DAL - MIKE MODANO 11 (STEVE OTT) 8:26

    Wild vs. StarsDec 26 10:34 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 3
    DALLAS 5
    3RD PRD: DAL - BRENDEN MORROW 14 (JEFF HALPERN, MIKE RIBEIRO) 8:12

    Wild vs. StarsDec 26 10:33 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 2 1 3
    DALLAS 3 1 4 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DAL - NIKLAS HAGMAN 13 (MIKE MODANO, MARK FISTRIC) 1:33
    MIN - AARON VOROS 7 (PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD, BRENT BURNS) 4:50
    DAL - MIKE RIBEIRO 20 (BRENDEN MORROW, MATT NISKANEN) 6:20
    MIN - PAVOL DEMITRA 6 (AARON

    Dec 26 10:02 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 3
    DALLAS 4
    2ND PRD: MIN - PAVOL DEMITRA 7 (PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD) 8:15

    Wild vs. StarsDec 26 9:45 PM


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    MINNESOTA 2
    DALLAS 4
    2ND PRD: DAL - STU BARNES 3 (JOEL LUNDQVIST, NIKLAS GROSSMAN) 3:50

    Wild vs. StarsDec 26 9:41 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 2 2
    DALLAS 3 3 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DAL - NIKLAS HAGMAN 13 (MIKE MODANO, MARK FISTRIC) 1:33
    MIN - AARON VOROS 7 (PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD, BRENT BURNS) 4:50
    DAL - MIKE RIBEIRO 20 (BRENDEN MORROW, MATT NISKANEN) 6:20
    MIN - PAVOL DEMITRA 6 (AARON

    Dec 26 9:15 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 2
    DALLAS 3
    1ST PRD: DAL - (SH) JEFF HALPERN 9 (STEVE OTT) 9:33

    Wild vs. StarsDec 26 8:57 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 2
    DALLAS 2
    1ST PRD: MIN - PAVOL DEMITRA 6 (AARON VOROS) 6:57

    Wild vs. StarsDec 26 8:52 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 1
    DALLAS 2
    1ST PRD: DAL - MIKE RIBEIRO 20 (BRENDEN MORROW, MATT NISKANEN) 6:20

    Wild vs. StarsDec 26 8:51 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 1
    DALLAS 1
    1ST PRD: MIN - AARON VOROS 7 (PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD, BRENT BURNS) 4:50

    Wild vs. StarsDec 26 8:51 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 0
    DALLAS 1
    1ST PRD: DAL - NIKLAS HAGMAN 13 (MIKE MODANO, MARK FISTRIC) 1:33

    Wild vs. StarsDec 26 8:42 PM