Smith’s brother Brendan is a defenseman for Detroit, so Jones asked him about that relationship right off the bat. The Bruins’ forward said that playing his brother is going to be different this time because the stage is so much bigger. He said their meetings on the ice are usually heated, and that facing-off in the playoffs is going to make it more intense.
Reilly said the brothers talk quite a bit, and constantly exchange text messages, but that’s changed over the last few days.
“Ever since we found out this match-up was going to come we haven’t really talked to each other at all. I don’t expect too much talking or communicating over the next week or so…
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