In a few areas for the Stars. Let's go down the list:
Fabulous night for Mr. Fabian Brunnstrom. He's set the bar high, but you can tell he's taking everything in so far and he's running with it. You can't tell me that exuberance isn't filtering through the locker room. Or it ought to be, anyway.
Brad Richards is looking like his playmaker self. I know some will say Fabian's goals were all about the passes of Richards. Yes, they were great ones. But without finish, a great pass is just a chance that got away.
The line of James Neal, Mike Modano and B.J. Crombeen: Don't touch it. Leave it alone. These guys looked great together.
Now for the negatives:
Still too many defensive breakdowns, and I don't know why it's so hard for the Stars to clear a puck on some of these penalty kills.
The Stars' top line is still sputtering more than expected. Any doubt these guys are missing Jere Lehtinen?
Loui Eriksson is struggling mightily. I'm sure the Stars will just work him through the slow start, but he needs to shake himself free of the mess right now.