Predators, Ribeiro top Rangers

Posted on February 7, 2015

In a perfect world, play-making Predators center Mike Ribeiro would rather pass than shoot, a preference that's illustrated in his career stats — 213 goals and 487 assists.

But when Ribeiro has made up his mind to shoot this season, good things have happened for the Predators.

That was the case Saturday afternoon, as the last of Ribeiro's four shots — a laser of a slapshot from the faceoff circle — flew past New York Rangers goalie Cam Talbot in the third period and gave the Predators a 3-2 victory at sold-out Bridgestone Arena.

It was the 700th career NHL point for Ribeiro, a milestone many figured he'd reach with an assist.


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