Posted January 07, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Mike Ribeiro might be shedding his reputation as just a finesse player. Ribeiro and Jamie Benn both scored twice to send the Dallas Stars to a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. Ribeiro took a puck to the face during Thursday night's 4-1 win at Nashville, costing him a tooth and leaving him with a bloody mouth. The shifty center returned to the ice in that game after getting treatment in the locker room and had a two-goal night. And he remained in the lineup two days later, notching an insurance goal and adding an empty-netter against Edmonton. ''This morning my mouth was really sore,'' Ribeiro said. ''I didn't take anything to help it. I don't like to take (pain-killers), I just wanted to come play and once you skate and once you're out there, you don't feel the pain. I knew that and I'm fine. It's sore a little bit, but that's part of the game.'' Adding to his general soreness was a hit to the knee Ribeiro sustained early in the second period against the Oiler...
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