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Martin St. Louis will have his father, sister in attendance for Game 6

May 10, 2014, 6:07 PM EST

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Martin St. Louis, during a difficult time with the sudden passing of his mother on Thursday, will have his father and sister in attendance when he and the New York Rangers take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 on Sunday.

It’s an elimination game for the Rangers, as they need another win to extend the series to seven games, and it comes on Mother’s Day. We saw the support he received from his teammates, and even Pittsburgh’s captain Sidney Crosby before the game, in Friday’s Game 5 win for New York.

“Obviously, it’s going to be a very emotional night again for our group, it being mother’s day and the situation Marty is going through right now,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said Saturday, as per NorthJersey.com.

“Marty flew home last night to Montreal after the game to pick up his father and his sister. He’s bringing them both to the game tomorrow and, hopefully, that will bring us some positive energy.”

  1. elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 10, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    This is way bigger than hockey so Iam just gonna shut up !

  2. pfhockey - May 10, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    This is where it’s more than just a game. Best of luck!!!

  3. hockeyornothing - May 10, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    Life played out through hockey. Although I didn’t know France St. Louis I’ve heard much about her from Phil Esposito on the NHL Network. She wouldn’t have it any other way. Play hard Rangers!

  4. michael91148 - May 10, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    this is disgusting. i would never disrespect my mother in this manner for personal gain. just proves that this guy has no character at all. everything is for him. period.

    • hockeyflow33 - May 10, 2014 at 8:28 PM

      I’m always glad to see non-hockey people show up on here. Perhaps you should understand our sport before you spout off your ignorance.

      This is a game that as a very young kid, your parents sacrifice money, 4:30am wake-ups and entire weekends so that their kids can play the sport. I can’t imagine any hockey parent wanting their kid to miss a game because of them.

      • michael91148 - May 10, 2014 at 9:23 PM

        been there. done that. have some respect for the person who did all that for you. your platitudes are hollow if not naive.

    • nj666 - May 11, 2014 at 12:19 PM

      You’re beer league team isn’t the same as the NHL… I’m sure his mom would want him to play…

    • billiam55 - May 11, 2014 at 1:44 PM

      no ur the one with no character at all…………..disgusting and ignorant post……

  5. csilojohnson - May 10, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    So the guys mother dies and all of a sudden new yorkers change thier tune. it was only a couple days ago he was being cursed by every rags fan on here. lesson in perspective maybe…

    • 7mantel - May 10, 2014 at 8:15 PM

      Calling you stupid would be an insult stupid people !

      • 7mantel - May 10, 2014 at 8:19 PM

        ^ ** to

      • mp1131211 - May 10, 2014 at 8:36 PM

        OK, Homer (as in Simpson: I am so smart! SMRT!).

    • hockeyflow33 - May 10, 2014 at 8:28 PM

      It’s called empathy.

    • brandotho - May 10, 2014 at 11:19 PM

      Because he and the team were struggling, and MSL was a reason why. It’s not rocket science. We’re pleased they played well more inspired yesterday

  6. bigbadbruins77 - May 10, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    We love you marty. Shut up haters, she’d want him to play! She’s been his bigger cheer leader for 35 years.

  7. mangoman1966 - May 10, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Having losing my father on fathers day he has to be riding an emotional roller coaster. Although I’m a pens fan I hope he plays the game of his life.

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