St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Jaroslav Halak stopped all 19 shots he faced to set a new franchise record, as the St. Louis Blues blitzed the Florida Panthers, 7-0, at Scottrade Center.
Halak earned his first shutout of the season and 17th career whitewash with the Blues, eclipsing the mark of 16 previously held by Hall of Fame netminder Glenn Hall from 1968-71.
Brenden Morrow got the Blues going with an early power-play goal and the home team tacked on four more in the second period. Vladimir Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz and Derek Roy all netted goals within a span of 3:41, while Alex Steen backhanded home a penalty shot late in the period for a 5-0 margin.
Ryan Reaves and Patrik Berglund scored early in the third to produce the final margin.
Tim Thomas, who was signed by Florida just prior to the start of the regular season after taking all of last year off, allowed five goals on 28 shots in defeat. Jacob Markstrom took over between the pipes and gave up a pair of goals on six shots.