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Raycroft, Stars blank Blues 4-0

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

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Raycroft, Stars blank Blues 4-0
Dallas Stars 4, St. Louis Blues 0
Andrew Raycroft saved his best performance of the preseason for last.

Raycroft stopped all 33 shots he faced and Francis Wathier and Vernon Fiddler each had a goal and an assist as the Dallas Stars cruised to a 4-0 win against the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center on Saturday.

Jake Dowell and Tomas Vincour also scored, and Trevor Daley added a pair of assists for the Stars, who ended their preseason with a 6-1-0 record.

“It’s preseason so you’ve got to take it for what it is. But from a coaching perspective it’s easy to go to sleep at night when you are 6-1 rather than 1-6 in preseason,” new coach Glen Gulutzan said. “Now you just wipe the slate clean and we’ve got another week of work before we get our game completely in order, but it is nice to be on the 6-1 side.”


Jaroslav Halak stopped 20 shots for the Blues, who were shut out for the second time at home this preseason. St. Louis finished with five wins in eight games.

Blues coach Davis Payne is just glad to see the preseason end.

"We still wanted to see some impressions, and unfortunately some of the guys we called up didn't leave great ones," Payne said. "We've got some moves we've got to make, we'll get the roster down and get to work."

Dowell scooped a shot over Halak for a 1-0 lead at 5:25 of the first. Wathier scored on the Stars' first power play, deflecting Daley's shot from the point screening Halak at 8:29 of the first for a 2-0 lead.


Fiddler beat Halak with a wrist shot at 5:01 of the second period for a 3-0 lead, and Vincour scored from in tight at 11:16 of the second to make it 4-0.

The Blues also lost forward B.J. Crombeen, who broke his left shoulder blade in the third period and is out indefinitely.

Material from wire services was used in this report

scoring summary
1st Period
05:25
DAL
Jake Dowell (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Francis Wathier (1), Sheldon Souray (1)
1 - 0 DAL
08:29
DAL
PPG - Francis Wathier (1) Deflected shot - ASST: Trevor Daley (1), Travis Morin (1)
2 - 0 DAL
2nd Period
05:01
DAL
Vernon Fiddler (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Trevor Daley (2), Eric Godard (1)
3 - 0 DAL
11:16
DAL
Tomas Vincour (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Steve Ott (1), Vernon Fiddler (1)
4 - 0 DAL
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
07:13
STL
Mark Cundari  Boarding  - 2 min against  Toby Petersen
14:53
STL
Adam Cracknell  Hooking  - 2 min against  Travis Morin
17:25
DAL
Philip Larsen  Hooking  - 2 min against  T.J. Oshie
2nd Period
01:51
STL
Brett Sterling  Too many men/ice - bench  - 2 min
12:27
DAL
Philip Larsen  Tripping  - 2 min against  Adam Cracknell
15:23
STL
Ian Cole  Elbowing  - 2 min against  Krys Barch
18:04
DAL
Nicklas Grossmann  Roughing  - 2 min against  Philip McRae
19:29
DAL
Steve Ott  Interference  - 2 min against  Philip McRae
3rd Period
05:59
DAL
Steve Ott  Slashing  - 2 min against  Kevin Shattenkirk
05:59
STL
Scott Nichol  Roughing  - 2 min against  Steve Ott
05:59
STL
Kevin Shattenkirk  Slashing  - 2 min against  Steve Ott
19:26
DAL
Sheldon Souray  Roughing  - 2 min against  Vladimir Sobotka
goalie stats
Andrew Raycroft
SA: 33TOI: 59:47
GA: 0SV%: 1.000
Jaroslav Halak
SA: 24TOI: 60:00
GA: 4SV%: .833