Toughest win to get

ERIC FRANCIS -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 2:28 PM ET


 TAMPA -- Stephane Yelle has been in this position twice before and knows exactly what it will be like to try capping off the Flames' improbable playoff run.

 "We need one more and it's the toughest one," said Yelle, the only Flame who has two Stanley Cup rings, both won with Colorado.

 "I think the guys who have been there before, they have to remind the guys to stay focused. In Calgary, it's going to be crazy but those are distractions that we have to stay away from."

 Well aware it will be nearly impossible for his teammates' minds to think of anything but Cup glory, his message to the boys will be a simple one.

 "We'll have to remind ourselves to stay with the game plan," said Yelle, whose club jetted off after last night's 3-2 overtime win over the Lightning to grab a 3-2 series lead.

 "When we get away from that, we're not successful. We'll go back and refocus (today). I think we'll all be ready. We have got a bunch of guys here who have been playing on the same page the whole year."

 When asked how long last night's win would take to sink in, Marcus Nilson shrugged.

 "I think it sunk in already and right now we're focusing on the next game," he said, contradicting Jarome Iginla's suggestion they'll soak up the win for 30 minutes before turning to Game 6.

 The team that breaks a 2-2 series deadlock with a win has won the Stanley Cup 14 of 18 times and the Flames hope to ensure the odds remain in their favour by doing whatever they can to prevent a Game 7.

 "Such a fine line," said Flames coach Darryl Sutter, shaking his head after the game."So we're going to just take a few minutes and get our rest and then try to reload."


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