GLENDALE, Ariz., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- In his NHL debut Saturday night, goalie Mike Smith stopped all 22 shots he faced as Dallas beat Phoenix, 4-0.
Dallas is off to the best eight-game start in franchise history.
Goaltender Curtis Joseph yielded all four Dallas goals on 32 shots for the Coyotes (2-6-0), who are off to their worst start since the 1994-95 season.
On the power play, the Coyotes failed to score on seven opportunities while the Stars went 1-for-9.
Phoenix is last in the division.