Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/8/11
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Michael Ryder had a pair of goals for the Dallas Stars in their 5-2 win over Washington on Tuesday night at the Verizon Center in the nation's capital. That performance comes on the heels of a three-point showing (one goal, two assists) in Sunday's 5-2 win at Carolina and a two-assist performance in a wild 7-6 overtime win over Colorado last Friday in front of the home fans at the American Airlines Center. This trio of strong offensive showings gives the ex-Bruin seven points in his last three games, which gives him 11 points through the Stars' first 14 games. One of the reasons why Ryder, a member of Boston's 2011 Stanley Cup-winning team, was brought in during the off-season by Dallas GM Joe Nieuwendyk was to help offset the loss of All-Star center Brad Richards, the focal point of the Stars offense the last two seasons, who signed with the New York Rangers during free agency. At least early on, the numbers weren't there as Ryder had just 4 points in his first 11 games with the ...
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