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Bruins set tone early vs. Stars

Thomas , Savard stand out in bounce-back win

Updated: October 17, 2009, 12:01 AM ET
By Richard Durrett

Richard Durrett, who covers the Stars for ESPNDallas.com, shares his thoughts on the Bruins' 3-0 win Friday night at Dallas:

* The Bruins were clearly the better team from the opening faceoff. They skated well, were more physical and set the tone early. Boston finished the first period way up on all the key numbers. They led, 1-0, and doubled the Stars in shots (14-7), had 21 hits to the Stars' 9 and dominated on the faceoff circle 65 percent to 35 percent.

* The Bruins' solid play ...

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