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Staal reunion: Rangers’ Marc faces Eric, Jordan and the ‘Canes

Marc Staal, Eric Staal

Team Canada’s Eric Staal, left, balance a ball on his stick as his brother Marc Staal looks on following a floor hockey training session at the Canadian men’s national hockey team orientation camp in Calgary, Alberta, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)


Saturday night will be a special one for the Staal family.

At Madison Square Garden, Marc Staal will face his brothers Eric Staal and Jordan Staal for the first time in the same game. We’ve heard plenty about the Staal family anytime they’ve faced each other one-on-one, but this is the first time all three of the NHL-playing brothers will square off against each other.

As Marc tells Steve Zipay of New York Newsday, it’ll be quite the experience.

“I’m sure I’ll see a lot of either of them. When you’re up against one, it’s kind of easy to know when he’s on the ice, or if I’m matched up, but two of them . . . It’s going to be two of those faces all the time.”

At least they have all that family experience to build off of to know more of what it’s like to play against each other.

This won’t be the first time three Staal brothers have been in the same game, however. Last season, youngest brother Jared Staal joined Eric and Jordan in Carolina for a game together. Jared is currently with the Hurricanes’ farm team in Charlotte.

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