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Caps’ Ribeiro was ‘due’ to score a goal

May 11, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT

Mike Ribeiro AP

Throughout the playoffs, Mike Ribeiro has been quiet when it came to scoring goals. Sure, he was able to get Ryan Callahan to think he’d take a slap shot from near the blue line in Game 2 that led to Mike Green‘s overtime winner, but getting one of his own eluded him.

That is until last night when he scored an overtime winner of his own. Caps forward Mathieu Perreault felt Ribeiro had one coming as he tells Katie Carrera of The Washington Post.

“He was due,” Perreault said. “He hadn’t scored in a while and he’s been working out, doing a lot of good things for us and he finally got that goal. It was huge”.

The goal was his first of the playoffs and his first since an April 18 loss to Ottawa. It was only his second point of the series as well and the first since his assist on Green’s Game 2 winner. If it’s going to be tough to get points, getting them when it counts the most sure helps. The Caps will look to close out the Rangers tomorrow afternoon at Madison Square Garden in Game 6.

  1. ziplock10 - May 11, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Dude has been money all year. Was carring the team in the beginning of the season. Was wondering what’s up?? Good for him!

  2. ravenscaps48 - May 11, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Well, all he had to do was shoot the puck. If he would be just a tad more selfish, he has the tools to be a 85-90 point player

  3. maratechfan - May 11, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    I thought Hagelin should have got a PENALTY SHOT.

  4. dwightbuttz - May 11, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Nobody cares what you thought…..

  5. ludacrish05 - May 11, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Caps are cracking the code to make the rangers feel blue at MSG

  6. capsgriff011 - May 11, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    What’s up with Tortelini? What a douche. He seems happy enough to talk to the media when they win but beats up on the media when they lose.

  7. valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 11, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Yeah! He scored all right. And a big goal it was in that context. But the puck found him after deflecting and he had an open net. That was hardly a goal scorer’a goal. He’s a little mouthy, but that aside I like his game.

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