Skip to content

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.

Latest Posts
  1. Tonight’s ‘Hawks-Preds game is big, as far as early-season games go

    Oct 23, 2014, 1:39 PM EDT

    Nashville Predators v Chicago Blackhawks Nashville Predators v Chicago Blackhawks

    They’re first and second in the Central Division, and neither has lost in regulation yet.

  2. Leafs-Sens game rescheduled for Nov. 9

    Oct 23, 2014, 12:35 PM EDT

    NHL Ottawa Toronto AP

    Postponed in the wake of the Ottawa shootings.

  3. Renney clarifies remarks about disagreement with Oilers management

    Oct 23, 2014, 12:17 PM EDT

    Tom Renney AP

    Says he was never asked to increase ice time of youngsters returning from injury.

  4. Julien downplays Boychuk’s return to Boston

    Oct 23, 2014, 10:09 AM EDT

    Johnny Boychuk, Kyle Okposo AP

    The Islanders defenseman spent six seasons with the Bruins

  5. Teravainen: ‘My goal is to play in the NHL this season’

    Oct 23, 2014, 9:32 AM EDT

    Dallas Stars v Chicago Blackhawks Getty Images

    He’s in the American Hockey League to start 2014-15.

  6. Oilers hang on to defeat Capitals, win two in a row

    Oct 23, 2014, 1:19 AM EDT

    Braden Holtby, Martin Marincin, Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jesse Joensuu AP

    Pretty good chance for three straight.

  7. Video: Two quick third-period goals propel Flyers over rival Penguins

    Oct 22, 2014, 11:08 PM EDT

    Patric Hornqvist, Ray Emery. Andrew MacDonald AP

    Big win for Philly after getting beat bad in Chicago on Tuesday.

Featured video

Caps' 'culture change' proving positive

Sign up for Fantasy hockey

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. P. Datsyuk (3088)
  2. J. Spezza (3045)
  3. E. Kane (2862)
  4. J. Drouin (2730)
  5. M. Gaborik (2571)
  1. S. Varlamov (2534)
  2. E. Staal (2480)
  3. P. Stastny (2426)
  4. V. Hedman (2303)
  5. J. Franzen (2131)