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TODD SAELHOF -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 4:47 PM ET

 Steve Reinprecht remembers it well.

 So, too, do fellow Calgary Flames Stephane Yelle and Ville Nieminen.

  It was 2001 when all three helped the Colorado Avalanche rally to win Games 6 and 7 and claim the Stanley Cup over New Jersey.

 Only three other teams in NHL history have accomplished such a feat -- coming back from a 3-2 deficit in the final.

 "Nothing like that has even been thought about, really," said Flames centre Steve Reinprecht during yesterday's off-day at the Saddledome. "That was three years ago -- this is now. This year is what our focus is on."

 Yet the experience of the playoff veterans has always proved such a powerful source from which to draw in this Stanley Cup run.

 "They haven't said too much," said Flames rookie playoff performer Chris Clark of the 2001 champs. "But I'm sure we'll hear a lot before the game."

 "You know what?" Reinprecht said. "It's been a long playoff year and we've been up 3-2 in all the series, so I think we know all the predicaments. I mean ... in Vancouver in Game 7, (the Canucks) tied it up in the last five seconds.

 "I don't think guys are taking anything for granted."


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