Although it's his brother starring in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Ottawa Senators captain Brady Tkachuk has occupied much of the family spotlight.

Brady has been open in his support for older brother Matthew throughout the Calgary Flames' playoff run, regularly showing up in the crowd at Scotiabank Saddledome with the rest of the Tkachuk clan.

Some have been critical of Brady for showing support for another team as the face of a different Canadian franchise. But he's adamant family comes first.

"It speaks to how close a family we are. We're all having fun with it. The most exciting thing is how pumped and much better (Matthew) is getting," he said, according to Sportsnet's Eric Francis.