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Staal brothers to play for Stanley Cup

Eric Staal will be seeking his second Stanley Cup ring, while Marc Staal will play for his first.
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Marc Staal has signed a one-year deal to join the Florida Panthers in 2022-23. (Zoom)

SUNRISE, Fla.  -- Eric and Marc Staal are headed back to the Stanley Cup final.

Eric Staal had an assist on Wednesday night to help lead the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 win and a four-game sweep over younger brother Jordan Staal and the Carolina Hurricanes to claim the Eastern Conference berth in the championship round.

It's the third time Eric Staal has made the NHL final, including a Stanley Cup win in 2006 with the Hurricanes. It's Marc Staal's second trip to the final. He was with the New York Rangers in 2014, but lost to the Los Angeles Kings.

Marc Staal signed as a free agent with Florida last summer, the Panthers agreeing to give Eric a professional tryout offer, eventually signing him to an NHL deal several games into the season.

Thunder Bay's Jamie Kompon is also with the Panthers, serving as an assistant coach. 

The Panthers, who have one previous final appearance, a 1996 loss to the Colorado Avalanche, will take on either the Vegas Golden Knight or the Dallas Stars. The Golden Knights lead the best-of-seven Western Conference final 3-0.


Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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