Boston Bruins defeat Dallas Stars, 3-0

DALLAS - Because of his elite wrister and knack for finding seams from which to release his shot, Michael Ryder has a reputation of being a pure goal scorer.

Last night, playing with Marc Savard on the Bruins’ No. 1 line for the first time this season, Ryder didn’t score a goal, but he showed how dangerous he can be when he brings his all-around game.

Ryder skated well. He backchecked aggressively. He was anything but tentative when throwing around his body. It was no s...

DALLAS - Steve Begin’s time with the Stars was so short last season that he doubted he remembered how to get to his temporary Dallas home from American Airlines Center. Begin’s 20-game stint with the Stars, however, was good enough to make the Bruins sign him to a one-year contract July 1.

“So it was perfect,’’ Begin said with a smile. “Couldn’t have come out better. So it was good.’’

Begin, once so effective as a hard-nosed wing in Montreal, inexplicably found himse...