Ribeiro lifts Stars to 2-1 SO win over Coyotes



DALLAS (AP) — Mike Ribeiro beat Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith with the final shot of the first shootout round, giving the Dallas Stars a 2-1 victory Monday night.

Loui Eriksson’s first goal of the season tied the game with 28 seconds remaining in regulation and he scored on Dallas’ first shootout attempt.

The shootout remained 1-0 until the Coyotes’ last of three shots, when Shane Doan’s shot deflected off Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen and into the top of the net. Ribeiro followed with a shot under Smith’s right arm.

In the third period, Eriksson had deflected Sheldon Souray’s drive from the left point over Smith’s left shoulder to tie the score.

The game was scoreless until 5:55 of the third period, when Radim Vrbata scored 9 seconds into the Coyotes’ sixth power play of the game.