Stars 3, Blues 2

Michael Ryder had a power-play goal, and rookie Matt Fraser also

scored to lift the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 preseason victory over the

St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.

Ryder, signed as a free agent after winning the Stanley Cup with

the Boston Bruins, connected on a one-timer off a feed from Loui

Eriksson at 10:31 of the first period. Fraser struck on a rebound

at 10:15 of the second to give Dallas (3-0) a 2-0 edge.

Andy McDonald scored for the Blues (3-2) at 11:51 of the second

to cut the deficit to 2-1.

Raymond Sawada restored Dallas’ two-goal lead at 2:10 of the

third. Alex Steen’s short-handed goal with 22.9 seconds left

brought the Blues back within one.

Kari Lehtonen stopped 11 shots for Dallas before he was relieved

by Andrew Raycroft midway through the second period.