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Bruins' team effort is paying off

Boston on verge of Eastern Conference finals thanks to contributions all around

Updated: May 6, 2011, 9:46 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins have proved to be a well-balanced team during the Stanley Cup playoffs this season.

After a first-round win over the Montreal Canadiens in a series that went the distance, the Bruins are leading the Eastern Conference semifinals 3-0 over the Philadelphia Flyers, with a chance to close it out in Game 4 on Friday at TD Garden.

Boston has been blessed with depth, health, goaltending and a little luck so far in the playoffs, and that usually equals ...

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