Earlier this year, the NFL had the Kelce Bowl, with brothers Jason and Travis facing off against one another in the Eagles-Chiefs Super Bowl.  While it’s not for the Stanley Cup, the NHL has its own battle of brothers in the conference finals. The Staal siblings are set to face off against one another in the Eastern Conference Final, as Eric and Marc’s Panthers take on Jordan’s Hurricanes.  The trio, hailing from Thunder Bay, Ont., have been in the NHL for almost two decades now. The three brothers are veterans of the sport and while none are the stars they used to be, they all have played critical roles in their team’s runs in this year’s postseasons.  The matchup is not the first time we’ve gotten Staal vs. Staal in the postseason. In 2020, Marc’s Rangers lost to Jordan’s Hurricanes in the qualifying round. However, this is the first playoff series to feature all three brothers playing. It’s one of the most entertaining storylines heading into the Carolina-Florida matchup, which will determine the Eastern Conference representative in the 2023 Stanley Cup Final. There are four Staal brothers in the family that have all played in the NHL: Eric, Marc, Jordan and Jared.  Eric, Marc and Jordan have had extensive careers in the NHL. The three are the first trio of brothers in NHL history to all hit 1,000 games played in the league.  Jared spent the majority of his career in the AHL/ECHL. He did get called up by the Hurricanes at the end of the 2012-13 season, skating in two games alongside Eric and Jordan. Those two contests are his only games in the NHL. He is currently an assistant coach with the Charlotte Checkers, Florida’s AHL affiliate.  Eric, 38, is the oldest of the four Staal brothers. The center was taken No. 2 overall in the 2003 NHL Draft by the Hurricanes. He was a major part of the Canes’ Stanley Cup win in 2006, leading the league in points and assists during that postseason.  He was named captain of the Hurricanes in 2010, becoming the fifth in franchise history. He played with Carolina until 2015-16, when he was traded at the deadline to the Rangers, joining Marc in the Big Apple. After that season, he spent four years in Minnesota with the Wild.  Eric signed a one-year deal with the Sabres in 2020-21 and was traded to the Canadiens at the deadline, helping Montreal on its unexpected run to the 2021 Stanley Cup Final, before losing to Tampa Bay. He played in just four AHL games last season before signing a PTO with the Panthers this season. While he is well past his prime, the eldest Staal brother has built an impressive resume, with a Stanley Cup championship, six All-Star selections and an Olympic gold medal, which he won with Canada in 2010.  Marc, 36, is the second-oldest of the Staal brothers and the only one that is a defenseman. He was selected No. 12 overall by the Rangers in the 2005 NHL Draft but did not debut until 2007.  He spent 13 seasons with New York, helping the team to a Stanley Cup Final berth in 2014, where the Rangers lost to the Blackhawks. Marc also helped New York reach the Eastern Conference Final three times in a span of four years from 2012 to 2015. The defenseman was with the Red Wings for the last two seasons before signing with the Panthers this past offseason.  Out of all four Staal brothers to play in the NHL, Marc is the only one that has never played for the Hurricanes. He also has never won a Stanley Cup, which is an achievement that both Eric and Jordan have earned.  Jordan, 34, is the third Staal brother and youngest out of the three still in the league. Like Eric, he was a No. 2 pick in his draft class, selected second overall by the Penguins in the 2006 NHL Draft. He made his NHL debut in 2006, which was one year earlier than his older brother, Marc.  With the Penguins, Jordan went to back-to-back Stanley Cup Finals in 2008 and 2009, both against the Red Wings. Detroit won the first matchup, but Pittsburgh won it all the next year to give the Staal family its second Stanley Cup.  In the 2012 offseason, Jordan was traded to the Hurricanes to play alongside Eric. He has been with the team ever since. In 2017, he and Justin Faulk were named co-captains before Justin Williams took over the honors in 2018-19. However, ahead of the 2019-20 season, Jordan was given the “C”, becoming the second Staal brother to be the full-time captain of the Hurricanes.