There’s an exclusive club for excellence on the NHL’s biggest stage, one that has just 11 members.

Gordie Howe, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Mark Messier, Bobby Hull and most every other hockey great aren’t in this exclusive association.

None of them scored two goals in Game 7 of a Stanley Cup Final.

But two current Flyers who generally play on their checking line did.

Pittsburghers weren’t happy when Max Talbot left town to sign with the hated Flyers two summers ago, but he’ll probably forever be a cult hero there because he scored the Penguins’ only two goals in Game 7 of the 2009 Final, a 2-1 win in Detroit.

As for Ruslan Fedotenko, who did the same thing Talbot did in 2004 for Tampa Bay in a 2-1 Game 7 win over Calgary, he says he’s not joking when suggesting he could walk the streets in and around Tampa without being noticed.

“A lot of snowbirds,” he said. “You can blend in.”

Fedotenko has gotten that a lot — when he was scoring his share of goals winning Cups in Tampa in 2004 and with Talbot on the 2009 Penguins — and now in his different role as a defensive forward and penalty killer.

Attention and accolades never have been important to Fedotenko, but being forced to reinvent his game in his 30s to think defense first was not a piece-of-cake transition.

It helped that Fedotenko has virtually no ego. Ask him about being a Stanley Cup hero and he’ll respond with extreme humbleness. Try again, and you’ll get more of the same.

“I feel like I was on a great team with great efforts and everybody had their moments,” said Fedotenko, who has been on a reunion tour this past week with a game in Tampa Bay last Monday and in Pittsburgh tonight. “It’s a team sport and it doesn’t matter who ends up on the receiving end there in the end. It was a team effort and everybody did a small part.”