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Ribeiro collected two assists in Friday's Game 2 win over Chicago.

A good offensive outing for Ribeiro, who has just 27 points in 50 career NHL playoff games. With the series tied 1-1, look for Ribero's line with Filip Forsberg and Craig Smith to continue to play a big role up front. With 62 points in 82 regular-season games, it looks like Ribeiro has carried that success right into his sixth career NHL postseason.

Mike Ribeiro C NAS 3 weeks ago

Ribeiro recorded the game-winning goal and an assist in Saturday's win over the Capitals.

It's the second two-point effort in three games for Ribeiro, who also had a two-helper performance Tuesday versus the Canadiens. The move to Nashville continues to prove fruitful for Ribeiro, who has notched 15 goals and 59 points over 76 games in his first season with the Predators.

Mike Ribeiro C NAS 4 weeks ago

Ribeiro had the primary assists on Ryan Ellis's game-tying goal in the third period and Filip Forsberg's power-play winner in overtime Tuesday against Montreal.

The big night ended a six-game scoreless skid for Ribeiro, who's seen his production -- so strong for the season's first four months -- fall off precipitously in February and March. Fantasy owners won't exactly complain, since Ribeiro's production has increased over last yer and he's likely to hit 60 points for the first time since 2011-12, but late-season slumps are fantasy-team murder.

Mike Ribeiro C NAS 2 months ago

Ribeiro notched his 13th goal of the season in Thursday's loss to the Islanders.

Ribeiro was able to get a forearm on Ryan Ellis' point shot with 10 minutes remaining in the third period, which ended up deflecting into the net to cut the Preds' deficit to one goal. Though the tally was fluky in nature, it still allowed Ribeiro's bounce-back season to rage on. The center has 13 goals and 40 assists over 66 games.

Mike Ribeiro C NAS 2 months ago

Ribeiro potted a power-play goal in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Sabres.

Ribeiro has gotten back into a groove lately as he's registered five points in his last five contests and seven in his last nine. The goal gives the 35-year-old his ninth 50-point season, but first since 2011-12.

Mike Ribeiro C NAS 2 months ago

Ribeiro rattled off a pair of assists and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.That's three helpers in the last two games for the veteran pivot, who'd collected just two points in the prior eight contests. Now that he's pulling out of it, he's again safe to deploy in fantasy lineups, although his owners probably stuck with him through the slump anyway.

Mike Ribeiro C NAS 2 months ago

Ribeiro assisted on Colin Wilson's game-winning goal late in the third period of Saturday's match against the Devils.There have been fewer better bargains in hockey this season than Ribeiro, who was forced to settle for a modest one-year, $1.05 million contract with the Preds in the summer after burning bridges with management in Arizona. Suffice to say, he's found a home under the leadership of Peter Laviolette, who plugged Ribeiro into a top-line role from Day 1 and has been reaping the dividends ever since. The 35-year-old ranks 10th in the league with 35 assists, and has an outside chance at reaching the 70-point mark for the first time since his prime years with the Stars.

Mike Ribeiro C NAS 3 months ago

Ribeiro took a break from scoring Friday, racking up 22 PIM in a loss to Colorado.

While Ribeiro has 43 points (33 assists) in 48 games this season, he is also now among the league's top-100 PIM leaders. Producing at basically a point-per-game pace and sporting a steady plus-15 rating, Ribeiro is worth owning in most formats.

Mike Ribeiro C NAS 3 months ago

Ribeiro dished out three assists and went plus-2 in Tuesday's win over Colorado.

In an unusual stretch for him, Ribeiro had gone three straight games without an assist, though he had tallied a goal in the Preds' final game before the All-Star break. He continues to be one of the more productive options at center, so keep rolling him out if you've got him.

Mike Ribeiro C NAS 3 months ago

Ribeiro accounted for the whole of the Preds' offense with his first goal since Dec. 16 in Tuesday's overtime loss to Montreal.

Despite his typical lack of goals -- in fact, he'd actually finished without even a shot on goal in five of the prior seven games -- Ribeiro has dished out plenty of assists to retain his typically solid fantasy value this year. He could hit 50 assists with a goal total in the high teens, which would add up to yet another terrific campaign for the crafty veteran center. Now if only he could win more draws -- he lost 12 of 16 Tuesday. This year's .424 winning percentage is among the lowest he's posted, and Ribeiro was never a good faceoff man in the first place.