Jan 7, 2014, 11:28 PM EST
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:
- Stomach flu makes Lightning’s Johnson a surprise scratch 0
- Flyers’ Mason tweaked back, will miss weekend games 8
- Gordie Howe makes ‘amazing’ recovery following stem cell treatment in Mexico 10
- Video: Penguins’ spoof of ‘Christmas Vacation’ is pretty good 14
- Mason hurt, helped off ice at end of Flyers practice 8
- Could Vermette land in Washington? 6
- Pens confirm Maatta has the mumps 5
- As holiday roster freeze approaches, Bruins linked to Oshie, Kassian 27
- Video: Pacioretty taken to hospital, reportedly no hearing expected for Stoner after questionable hit 34
- Video: Canadiens honor long-time captain Saku Koivu 2