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Rangers will attend St. Louis’ mother’s funeral Sunday

May 15, 2014, 7:24 PM EDT

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The New York Rangers trip to Montreal for Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference Final won’t just be for the games, but to support a teammate as well.

The Rangers will attend the funeral for the mother of Martin St. Louis on Sunday in Montreal as  Tal Pinchevsky of NHL.com shares.

“Marty’s [mother's] funeral was supposed to be Saturday. We couldn’t move the time of the game, so Marty being who he is was able to move the funeral to Sunday,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. “So Sunday, as a team, we’ll be able to attend his mother’s funeral.”

St. Louis’ mother died of a heart attack a week ago, a day before Game 5 of the Rangers’ series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. St. Louis played in Game 5 and his appearance there served to be motivation for the Rangers to win. He then went on to score the first goal in Game 6 on Mother’s Day and helped lead them to a 3-1 victory.

There’s no doubt the high emotions St. Louis has been riding since last week will carry on playing in his home town against the Habs.

  1. banger60 - May 15, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    R.I.P. Class act, GO RANGERS!

  2. billiam55 - May 15, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    NOW THATS WHAT I CALL A “TEAM”!!

    R.I.P France St. Louis!

  3. joey4id - May 15, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Poor guy. How much longer can he stay on this roller coaster ride of emotions? Stay strong, and awesome support from the Rangers. Go Team!

  4. nyeagles10 - May 15, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    God bless Marty and his family . Hats off to Glen Sather and James Dolan support to Marty with the private flights back and forth to be able to be there for his family.

  5. avscup - May 15, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    Brilliant opportunity for some emotional bonding. It’s a great gesture and all but don’t think for a second it isn’t about helping the team grow tighter and win.

    • 7mantel - May 16, 2014 at 8:02 AM

      I guess you have no morals and no friends !

      • avscup - May 16, 2014 at 10:14 AM

        Plenty of both. Be real though. New team, new friends. Great gesture by the Rags but the reality is it’s a brilliant way to have some bonding and emotion pumped into the team.

      • 7mantel - May 16, 2014 at 10:43 AM

        You really think the NYR’s brass sat around and said “wow what a great way to unify the team !” It’s respect you show for a friend/teammate ! In the end it’s only a game !

      • avscup - May 16, 2014 at 12:27 PM

        Absolutely it is respect. But do you really think the brass sat around and thought, wow, this is a terrible idea right during our series. Of course not. They absolutely thought, this is a great opportunity for some bonding which will help our team. If you think not, you have your head in the sand. Ask ourself if the team would provide the same opportunity for the whole team to get together and attend the funeral if it was in say July?

        It’s all about finding ways to win this time of year! Period.

      • 7mantel - May 16, 2014 at 1:32 PM

        I try to find the good in people, I don’t really think along your lines and won’t try to convince you,you seem to have your mind made up . I also think the players if they were available in the off season would go to show their repeats because thats the decent thing to do !

  6. twinsfanfl - May 15, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    After not getting a birthday gift from Marty, she asked to be traded to a new son. Marty did not agree to it so she retired.

    • johnstone17 - May 15, 2014 at 10:09 PM

      Really? Pathetic.

    • c1md6 - May 15, 2014 at 11:25 PM

      I guess not much going on in your mothers basement. Yikes, using pht as your source for attention, I feel very sorry for you and hope you get help. I’ll pray for you.

      • doknyc - May 16, 2014 at 9:22 AM

        i can just see twinsfan yelling to his mom, “mom, wheres my meatloaf?!??”

    • stepanup - May 16, 2014 at 8:29 AM

      You’ve got issues man. Serious. Effing. Issues.

  7. deadrabbit79 - May 15, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    twinsfanfl….WTF?

  8. blomfeld - May 16, 2014 at 2:15 AM

    May God bless this ‘excellent’ group of men !

  9. jaybaileys - May 16, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    What a guy, tons of respect for him and what his team was able to do so far. Good luck Marty!

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