CEDAR PARK, Texas – Greg Rallo scored against his former team and Matt Climie made 24 saves as the Texas Stars blanked the Manitoba Moose 4-0 in American Hockey League action Friday.
Ivan Vishnevskiy, Perttu Lindgren and Aaron Gagnon also scored for Texas (9-2-2).
Rejean Beauchemin stopped 22 of 26 shots in his Manitoba debut. The Moose (8-8-2) lost their fourth straight game.
Vishnevskiy opened the scoring 12 minutes in as he came down the right side of the ice and fired a bullet inside the far post of the Moose net.
Tempers flared after the goal as Matt McCue and Luke Gazdic exchanged punches near centre ice.
Texas took a two-goal lead when Lindgren poked the puck behind Beauchemin at 6:21 of the second period.
Nathan McIver’s cross-checking penalty put Texas on their first power play of the night at 6:46, and Gagnon took advantage with his third goal of the season.
Just 60 seconds into the third period, Rallo went high on Beauchemin for his team-leading sixth goal of the season.