Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 3/20/12
DALLAS (AP) -- Mike Ribeiro had three assists in regulation, then scored in the second round of the shootout to lift the Dallas Stars into sole possession of first place in the Pacific Division with a 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night. The teams entered the game tied atop the Pacific with 83 points. Ribeiro faked Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith out of position and slid a backhand into an open net for the only goal of the shootout. Dallas goaltender Kari Lehtonen denied Mikkel Boedker, Ray Whitney and Shane Doan in the shootout. The Stars carried a 3-1 lead into the third period, but Oliver Ekman-Larsson's short-handed goal at 8:51 got the Coyotes within one. Ekman-Larsson beat Lehtonen from the right circle with 42 seconds left on a Dallas power play for his 12th goal of the season.
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