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Bergeron, Thomas show way

Bruins leaders set team on course toward Eastern Conference series lead

Updated: May 20, 2011, 11:43 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Boston Bruins are two wins away from reaching the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in more than 20 years.

As Boston dismissed the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night at St. Pete Times Forum, the play of goaltender Tim Thomas and the return of Patrice Bergeron stood out.

It shouldn't be surprising that the longest-tenured Bruins have become the model players for an organization attempting to get back to ...

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