Originally written on Stars of Big D  |  Last updated 11/19/14

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 17: Mike Ribeiro #63 and Karlis Skrastins #37 of the Dallas Stars against the Atlanta Thrashers at Philips Arena on December 17, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Final Dallas Stars 4 - Nashville Predators 1 For this day at least, the Stars focused on the hockey game and didn't get too caught up in the sideshow that the Nashville Predators provided. The Preds came out in this game looking for a fight, specifically Mark Fistric, as retaliation for a hit that Shea Weber took at the end of the last game that these two teams played. The Stars got that out of the way early as Fistric took on Jordin Tootoo (who wouldn't even have the decency to take off his helmet, little bastard) and immediately got into more important things. Mike Ribeiro had one of his best games of the season: Scoring two goals, taking a puck to the mouth, lost a few teeth and then doing the tough guy thing and coming right back into the game. Glen Gulutzan made a shift before the game started, switching Steve Ott and Loui Eriksson to try and get Ribeiro and Brenden Morrow back on track (Eriksson had assists on both of Ribeiro's goals). For one game at least, that move work...
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