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eries points leader, paced 128 laps Saturday night but faded to ninth place at the flag.Along with Joey Loganos victory at Michi Antworten

Desperate for a playmaking centre, the Phoenix Coyotes came to a deal with the top point-getter on the free agent market. Numbers Game examines the deal for playmaking centre Mike Ribeiro. The Coyotes Get: C Mike Ribeiro. Ribeiro, 33, is coming off a deceptively productive season. He was tied for 10th in the league with 49 points, but his 22 even-strength points was tied with several, including journeymen Brad Boyes and Lee Stempniak, for 74th. More importantly, in terms of puck possession at even strength, Ribeiros numbers have been in steady decline, so there is reason for concern, particularly considering his age. Once decline begins and a player is approaching his mid-30s, its difficult to reverse that trend. Phoenix was a better puck possession team than Washington last season, so maybe there is help for Ribeiro in that regard, but as the likely top scorer on the team, its not ideal if hes relying on others to drive puck possession. At the same time, in Phoenix, its important to note, Ribeiro offers an offensive element that has been lacking. As a setup man, Ribeiro could help Phoenixs offence, which ranked 21st in the league with 2.52 goals per game and a power play that ranked 25th at 14.8%. The issue isnt so much in the immediate term, as its fair to expect 60 points or so out of Ribeiro in the next couple years. After all, since 2003-2004, he ranks 19th with 572 points and has a history with Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett, who coached him previously in Dallas, but once Ribeiro is 35, 36 years old, its going to be more difficult to get that kind of production. Its Ribeiros age that makes the four-year, $22-million contract dicey but, for a Coyotes team that has been trying to get by with Antoine Vermette and Martin Hanzal in their big-minute centre roles, taking the risk on Ribiero is both a reflection of a better fiscal atmosphere after their latest deal with Glendale City Council and of the Coyotes willingness to take a chance on an older player because its been so difficult for them to find a playmaking centre that can also anchor their power play. Washington could miss Ribeiros power play production, but they have a viable second line without him. Provided Brooks Laich is healthy, he could fit between Troy Brouwer and Martin Erat and that unit could provide adequate secondary scoring. Ultimately, its not ideal for the Coyotes, but they werent in an ideal position. They had a need, paid handsomely to address it, and will live with what happens in years three or four. 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The Flyers had won seven of eight before dropping their last two outings on consecutive days over the weekend. Philadelphia was handed a 6-3 loss by the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday afternoon before dropping a 4-1 decision to the Rangers the following night in New York City. SPARTA, Ky. -- Martin Truex Jr. had the fastest car and Kevin Harvick led the most laps. Yet Brad Keselowski found himself celebrating in Victory Lane at the end of a crash-strewn Quaker State 400 at newly repaved Kentucky Speedway.Keselowski took the lead on the final restart, then stretched his fuel to the absolute limit while his strongest competition all had to stop and top off. Carl Edwards came closest, reaching the rear bumper of the Team Penske Ford in Turn 2 on the final lap as Keselowski slowed almost to a crawl.But Keselowski placed his block to perfection, and he had just enough Sunoco E15 left in the tank for enough of a burst of speed to keep him ahead of Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota for the rest of the lap. He crossed the line 0.175 seconds ahead for his series-leading fourth race win of the season and second in the past seven days.I dont know, I guess every squirrel finds a nut, no matter how blind he is, Keselowski said. Were glad to put the Miller Lite Ford in Victory Lane two weeks in a row and it was a great team effort. I dont think we had the best car; I think probably the 78 [Truex] was.But my guys didnt give up. They gave me a great effort and we made the most of it.Keselowski looked to have about a fifth-place car for the first three-quarters of the 267-lap contest. But his Ford was particularly hooked up on restarts, one of the few opportunities for passing on the green racetrack.Once in front, crew chief Paul Wolfe encouraged Keselowski to save fuel, but advised him that the No. 2 teams strategy could be dictated by how the competition raced.They caught a huge break in the form of a critical penalty for Truex, who was cited for passing on entry into the pit lane with 90 laps remaining.The pass-through penalty dropped the Furniture Row Racing Toyota to 22nd place, but Truex made a brilliant charge through the field all the way to third place before he pitted for fuel with 10 laps to go. Truex ultimately finished 10th.All you can do when something like that happens is keep your head down and dig, Truex said. Just one of those deals and Im not sure why we were penalized. Its a timing line thing and everyone does it. We came out of that stop with the lead and they took it away from us.Just wasnt my night on that deal, which is frustrating, because I think we had the car to beat.Edwards was some nine seconds behind Keselowski with two laps to go, but Keselowski judged his dwindling fuel supply to perfection.dddddddddddd His only failure was not saving enough gas to execute a solid burnout.I thought I had him, but he played it perfectly, Edwards said. He won at the absolute slowest possible speed he could. I thought he was out of fuel and that was that. Just wasnt meant to be.Its a tough one to be that close. He did a good job and he beat us.After a subpar 2015 season in which he scored just one win, Keselowski and the No. 2 team have established themselves in the past few weeks as a genuine championship threat.Harvick, the Sprint Cup Series points leader, paced 128 laps Saturday night but faded to ninth place at the flag.Along with Joey Loganos victory at Michigan in June, Team Penske has now swept both races using NASCARs extra-low downforce package. And Keselowski believes his season will only get stronger.The fuel mileage in this Ford was good enough to make up for some of my mistakes tonight, Keselowski said. We didnt have the fastest car or the raw speed, but restarts and fuel mileage put us here in the end.This is our best stretch and Im really, really proud of that, he added. Weve got to keep it going through the fall, because thats really important. But this is great.The repaved and reprofiled Kentucky proved to be a tough opponent, with a record-tying 11 cautions. A dozen drivers were involved in some sort of contact throughout the evening, with rookie Chase contenders Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott the most high-profile victims.Conversely, strong finishes for Ryan Newman (a season-best third), Tony Stewart (fifth) and Jamie McMurray (seventh) helped those drivers solidify their position in the hunt for a playoff berth.But the big story was Keselowski, who seemed to magically steal this victory from Harvick and Truex.Usually these repaves are kind of my Achilles heel, but it feels good to get another win here at Kentucky, Keselowski said. I know its been a good track for us in the past [this was his third career Cup win there], but this isnt the same Kentucky, I can tell you that. These cars were tough to drive today, but a good tough.This was a hard-fought battle and Im really proud of everybody on the 2 crew to get win No. 4 and take that first place. 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