(Sports Network) – Andrew Raycroft, making his first start between the pipes for Dallas, turned aside 34 shots to backstop the Stars to a 4-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at American Airlines Center.
James Neal and Brenden Morrow both scored a power-play goal to help the Stars avoid a fourth straight loss at home.
Patrick Lalime gave up four goals on 41 shots for Buffalo, which has dropped three in a row.
Neal opened the scoring with a wrister from the right circle at 7:34 of the first period. Morrow deflected a Brad Richards shot past Lalime to give the Stars a 2-0 lead with 1:40 remaining in the middle stanza.
Steve Ott buried a rebound for a shorthanded goal a little over five minutes into the third, and Trevor Daley beat Lalime at 11:35 to account for the final score.
Buffalo had won five straight games against the Stars. Dallas picked up its first win over the Sabres since March 31, 2003…Richards collected two assists.