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Snub this: Martin St. Louis scores twice in Lightning win

Jan 7, 2014, 11:28 PM EDT

After learning that Martin St. Louis was left off the Canadian Olympic team, Lightning coach Jon Cooper said that the snub would “motivate the snot” out of Tampa Bay’s captain. The Winnipeg Jets saw what that looks like on Tuesday.

(Um … not literally, that is.)

The 38-year-old scored the game-winning goal and the empty-netter in the third period, pushing his goals total to 19 (along with 40 points in 43 games) this season.

One might describe that as St. Louis converting that negative energy (or snot?) into positive production, but his reliable scoring largely inspired the surprise about his omission in the first place. Whether you call it business as usual or sticking it to the man – including his own GM Steve Yzerman – the under-sized winger helped the Bolts overcome a 33-14 shot disparity to beat Winnipeg 4-2.

Here’s video of the game-winner:

  1. pfhockey - Jan 7, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    Averages a ppg on a line with Rookies. That’s leadership. Every thing he has they need on the big ice. Including speed and especially EXPERIENCE.

  2. letsgolightning - Jan 7, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    Our local feed here showed some Winnipeg fans, even when falling behind, holding up a sign voicing their displeasure about Marty’s snub. Says something about how this guy’s talent is respected across the league.

  3. cspsrbums - Jan 7, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    As a Caps fan I do you not put this guy on the Olympic team. Team Canada be ready to take a beating come February Go USA and Sweden and Russia for that sake

    • nhloon - Jan 9, 2014 at 3:03 PM

      Work on your grammar please.

  4. muttbolts91 - Jan 7, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    Negative injury? Do you mean energy?

  5. pfpmb - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:37 AM

    “Whether you call it business as usual or sticking it to the man – including his own GM Steve Yzerman – the under-sized winger helped the Bolts overcome a 33-14 shot disparity to beat Winnipeg 4-2.”

    The shot disparity comment needs to be fixed. I think the Bolts out shot the Jets 33-14. That’s what stats are for.

    • lightning69 - Jan 8, 2014 at 1:29 AM

      I hear you, but I stopped bothering with asking for “facts” and accuracy here awhile ago. It’s just a rush for page clicks. And we’re all part of the problem, because we keep coming back no matter how many mistakes PHT won’t correct. Sigh

  6. lightning69 - Jan 8, 2014 at 1:22 AM

    This is just classic “Marty being Marty”. Dude takes every snub, AND cross check, slew foot, boarding, interference, and ugly high sticking (Google his past pics), etc from all opposing TOP lines, btw, and keeps performing at an amazingly high level. Not a floater either.

    I don’t think you find many other consistently clutch players when the game is on the line. Sorry for your loss Marty, but hope you get some rest and reset for 2nd half push.

    It was great seeing Jets fans with a big sign supporting St Louis! Even saw a few Bolt sweaters there too!

  7. c9castine - Jan 8, 2014 at 1:58 AM

    st louis long been my favorite player. i remember watching him play the game he broke his arm or some limb in like 2002 or something. i thought what a damn good little player (I was a small hockey player too) and when he cmd back from that injury he started lighting the league up.

    hard to justify keeping a guy like that off and putting on a carter or nash.

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