Staal brothers shut down communication for East finals showdown

Updated: May 18, 2009, 3:11 PM ET
By Scott Burnside

PITTSBURGH -- A communications blackout has now been imposed on the battling Staal brothers.

For the second year in a row, Pittsburgh's Jordan Staal will be facing off against one of his brothers in the playoffs. Last season, it was defenseman Marc, a member of the New York Rangers. Now, he will face off against Eric, the only Staal brother with a Stanley Cup ring to his name after winning it all with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006.

"I talked to him a couple of days ...

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