Matthew Tkachuk had his entire hockey family on hand Wednesday to support him in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Calgary Flames forward had brother Brady Tkachuk, a forward with the Ottawa Senators, sister Taryn, father Keith Tkachuk, who played 18 seasons in the NHL, and mother Chantal at Pepsi Center for Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round against the Colorado Avalanche.
The Tkachuk family rode a wave of emotions in Calgary's 3-2 overtime loss that put the Flames down 3-1 in the best-of-7 series. They roared when Calgary forward Elias Lindholm scored the first goal of the game. They also made certain to get a selfie commemorating the occasion.
"All of us are really nervous," Brady told Sportsnet before the third period. "It's been a really fun game to watch. The crowd has been great."
Brady, who finished second in scoring among NHL rookies this season with 45 points (22 goals, 23 assists), said he could gain valuable experience from watching his big brother after the Senators missed the playoffs.
"[It's] definitely something I can learn from," he said. "It's been a great atmosphere, and it's so fun to watch."