Archive for the ‘Mike Ribeiro’ Category
So it’s no secret, my updates have definitely not been up to par lately. I blame this on one thing; one word with 10 letters. Addiction. Yes, my friends I have developed a very unhealthy addiction to something called the Wii. I have decided that the system is extremely evil (butomgiloveitsomuch), especially when playing a game that involves Yoshi.
So, here is a liveblog to force me to update as the Sharks visit Dallas. The NHL is on Versus and The Shootout.
Before the game even starts, we get bad news the Mo is a late scratch with the flu. This does not bode well for a team already missing 3 big names.
20:00: Stars start with Parrish, Sutherby and Neal. That seems..interesting.
19:06: At least one line is still in tact, Ribbons with Lehts and Otter.
17:40: Oh Roenacker. I forgot about you.
16:28: *clap clap* *clap clap* I miss games at the AAC.
16:00: Do my eyes deceive me? Did I just see Nisky check someone? I’m in shock. And in need of more Red Bull.
15:00: Eriksson is out with Brunnstrom and Petersen in the middle. That could be a promising line! Toby’s been playing pretty well lately.
First off, I’ll get the bad news that Conner was sent back to the AHL, to open cap space for Avery to return to the roster. Of course, he won’t be playing and hopefully they can find a team so he can play again.
Now, onto the game. Holy cow. King Henrik had the flu, so the Rangers started their back up goalie Stephen Valiquette. That poor guy, I feel kinda bad for him. The Rangers started off the scoring, then the Stars attacked, especially in the third period. Here is the laydown of all the scoring.
03:35: Nikolai Zherdev (Chris Drury & Brandon Dubinsky)
04:10: Brian Sutherby (unassisted)
14:24: PPG Mike Ribeiro (Steve Ott & Jere Lehtinen)
18:58: Brad Richards (Matt Niskanen)
03:05: PPG Nikolai Zherdev (Michal Rozsival & Chris Drury)
18:15: Mike Ribeiro (Steve Ott)
04:15: Jere Lehtinen (Mike Ribeiro)
10:46: Fabian Brunnstrom (Mike Modano & Andrew Hutchinson)
11:25: PPG Steve Ott (Jere Lehtinen & Mike Ribeiro)
11:56: Darryl Sydor (Mike Modano & Fabian Brunnstrom)
15:59: PPG James Neal (Darryl Sydor & Matt Niskanen)
17:06: James Neal (Fabian Brunnstrom & Matt Niskanen)
Insane. That is the only way I can think to describe this game. We’ll see how this afternoon against the Preds go!
Who would’ve thought it’d finally happen! With the pounding Columbus recieved in the Stars 7-3 victory. In that game, Brian Sutherby and Andrew Hutchinson got their first goals as Stars! Way to go guys!
As it stands now,the Stars are now 6th in the Conference. WE ARE IN A PLAYOFF SPOT Y’ALL!!!
This streak has been because our best players have been our best players. In the last 4 games, all but 4 Stars have registered a point and 7 players have at least 4 points in the last 4 games. Ribeiro and Ott lead with 3 goals and 3 assists each! Marty Turco has also been playing amazing; having a 1.25 GAA and .948 SV% in these last four games.
It seems luck is finally changing for these Stars, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Maybe we’ll actually win on my birthday this year?
So, we won’t even mention the 4-2 loss against the Lightning Monday. That was, well, it was pathetic. The Stars allowed their first short-handed goal, and despite plenty of power play opportunities weren’t able to get the job done. It was nice to see Halpie, Jussi and Smitty again though.
Wednesday, they took on the Florida Panthers and was a much better outcome winning 4-1. Mike Ribeiro got his first career hat trick!!! SO EXCITING! Good job Lil Ribbons!!!
Sorry to be MIA so much lately, the All-Star events are this weekend. I will make a post tomorrow with some fun about the game, and will be liveblogging the game Sunday.
Yesterday was the 3rd of 6 meetings between the two teams this season. The Stars had been 0-2-0 against them this season, both losses being 3-2; one of which being a shootout loss.
Both teams seemed determine to get 2 points out of this game, and for the first two periods, it looked like it was going to be another game like the Coyotes, both goalies getting the shutout. But less than 7 minutes into the third, the LA Kings got up 1-0. Then under 5 minutes later, as Lehtinen is racing up the ice, Ribeiro passes him the puck. Lehtinen splits the D to make it 1-1.
With just over a minute remaining in the game, the Sydor shot the puck from the blue line, where Ribeiro tipped it in to give them a 2-1 lead. After the goal, Johnson went after Otter, and it ended up being 4-on-4. The Kings pulled Ersberg to make it 5-on-4 and managed to get one past a scrambling Turco with 17 seconds left in the game.
This one ended up needing to go to a shootout.
- Alexander Frolov was up first, which Marty got a hold of
- Mike Ribeiro decided not to be fancy and shot it in to the put the Stars up 1-0
- Dustin Brown went up the middle, then got his shot off fast only for Marty to make a fantastic glove save
- Jere Lehtinen went in and shot only to have Ersberg deflect it high over the net
- Jack Johnson had the game on his shoulders, only to have Marty tell him no and get the 3-2 victory.
The Three Stars of the game were
- Jere Lehtinen
- Dustin Brown
- Mike Ribeiro
And each player had a goal and an assist in the game. Jere Lehtinen is currently on a 3-game point streak, earning 1 goal and 3 assists for 4 points.
It was a very good well fought game for both teams. They won’t meet again until March at the Staples Center, and yours truely will be there to root on my team!
That is how Razor referred to this game, and that is what it was. 100%. Both Marty Turco and Ilya Bryzgalov managed to get a shutout in the first 65 minutes of this game, forcing it into a shutout. You know what sucks though? Getting a shutout and still losing. It blows, a lot.
Anyway, the entire game was very disciplined and well played from both ends. Each team had their strengths. At the end of 65 minutes, the Stars lead in shots 38 to 28, they also lead in faceoff wins 30 to 23. Phoenix, ever, beat the Stars (even literally on the ice) in hits 36 to 20. In gathering my notes, they also gave me a paper cut. Ouch.
Anyway, it took a shootout to decide this one, 5 rounds of a shootout, due to the fantastic goalies.
- Brad Richards was up first, who went fast down the middle only to have Bryz stop it
- Joakim Lindstrom was first for the Coyotes, which Marty stopped
- Loui Eriksson faked before he shot, but did not fool Ilya.
- Peter Mueller got the first goal of the shootout
- Mike Ribeiro was up, and did another fancy move and scored before running over Bryz
- Olli Jokinen was up to finish the game, but Marty wouldn’t go down so quick.
- James Neal, our shining rookie, used an old Jussi trick and got it past Ilya.
- Steven Reinprecht got one past Marty as well, tying it up again.
- Mike Modano was up, but Bryz wasn’t going to let America’s Greatest Born scorer beat him
- Kyle Turris finished the game, getting Phoenix the 2 points in the shootout.
Not surprising, the 3 stars of the games were 2 goalies and the shootout winner, Ilya Bryzgalov, Marty Turco and Kyle Turris in order. It really was a fantastic, well played game on both ends.
That makes for a great holiday season for Stars fans. The Stars have gone 4-0-1 in their last 5 games, 9 points they so desperately need.
The last game before the holidays, December 23rd against the Maple Leafs, was a beating for the Leafs. Only 4 Stars players did not register a point in the 8-2 win; Loui Eriksson, Toby Petersen, Brian Sutherby and Darryl Sydor. Even Marty Turco got into the action by getting an assist on Neal’s 3rd goal. Yes, Neals third goal, our little rookie got his first hat trick in his career that night. It was an extremely high scoring game (obviously) so here is the run down.
- James Neal (Trevor Daley, Jere Lehtinen)
- Steve Ott (Mike Ribeiro, Fabian Brunnstrom)
- Fabian Brunnstrom (Steve Ott, Stephane Robidas)
- PPG Brad Richards (Stephane Robidas, Mike Modano)
- Krystopher Barch (Landon Wilson, Trevor Daley)
- Mike Ribeiro (Landon Wilson, Matt Niskanen)
- James Neal (Nicklas Grossman, Jere Lehtinen)
- Jason Blake (Dominic Moore, Tomas Kaberle)
- Mikhail Grabovski (Andre Deveaux, Lee Stempniak)
- PPG James Neal (Andrew Hutchinson, Marty Turco)
The three stars of the game were
- James Neal
- Stephane Robidas
- Trevor Daley
Phew. Then 2 days after Christmas, the Stars took on division rivals Anaheim Ducks. It was a close game, having to be decided in overtime. Scoring was as follows
- Chris Kunitz (Ryan Gatzlaf, Chris Pronger)
- Brad Richards (Toby Petersen)
- PPG James Neal (Mike Ribeiro, Mike Modano)
- PPG Brendan Morrison (Andrew Ebbett, Bret Hedican)
- Brendan Morrison (Bobby Ryan, Steve Montador)
- Mike Ribeiro (Steve Ott, James Neal)
- Mike Modano (Brad Richards, Mike Ribeiro)
Three stars of the night were
- Mike Ribeiro
- Brendan Morrison
- James Neal
Current Streaks are as follows
- Mike Modano – 1 goal, 2 assists for 3 points in 2 games
- James Neal – 4 goals, 1 assist for 5 points in 2 games
- Steve Ott – 1 goal, 2 assists for 3 points in 2 games
- Mike Ribeiro – 2 goals, 7 assists for 9 points in 5 games
- Brad Richards – 4 goals, 6 assists for 10 points in 5 games
The 2009 Modern Luxury Stars Calender is now for sale. They began selling it at the game against the Blue Jackets Thursday and are now available at the Frisco Star Center as of yesterday. Other Star Center’s should have it within the week I believe. Being that I am currently without a scanner, I will just tell you who is what month
- January – Nicklas Grossman & Matt Niskanen
- February – Steve Ott
- March – Joel Lundqvist & Loui Eriksson
- April – Mike Modano
- May – Sergei Zubov
- June – Jere Lehtinen
- July – Marty Turco
- August – Stephane Robidas
- September – Trevor Daley
- October – Brad Richards
- November – Mike Ribeiro
- December – Brenden Morrow
In other news, the Stars lost in overtime Saturday 5-4 against the Ottawa Senators. The good news was that we got 1 point, and since it was an eastern conference team, we didn’t give any points up to a team also fighting for a playoff spot in the west. The other fantastic news was Jere Lehtinen played and is finally off injured reserve. Everyone celebrate!
It was all Stars on the scoresheet Tuesday night when the Coyotes were in town. With a final of 2-1 in overtime, Loui Eriksson gets his 13th and 14th goal of the season and ex-Star Todd Fedoruk gets his 4th of the season for the Coyotes.
The Stars started off well in the first period, looking much better than the awful loss Saturday in Nashville. It didn’t take long to get the Stars up 1-0. With a nice feed from behind the net, Chris Conner got the puck to Loui Eriksson whose patience paid off to get the Stars on the board. Brad Ricahrds also go the assist. The rest of the game ended up being a battle between goalies, and both seemed up to the task. Both Ilya Bryzgalov and Marty Turco made fantastic saves. It wasn’t until the third period that Fedoruk finally got the puck past Turco with a wrist shot. It took almost the entire overtime before the Stars would emerge victorious. With 1:20 left in OT, Loui Eriksson got his second of the night with a shot off his backhand from Mike Ribeiro.
It was 2 points the Stars definitely needed and those 2 points got the Stars out of the basement in the western conference. They’re one step up, just 6 steps to go before they are back in a playoff spot.