Rangers to attend funeral of St. Louis' mother after Game 1 vs. Montreal
MAY 15, 2014 2:31p ET
France St. Louis, who was 63, died last week of a heart attack. The funeral will take place in Montreal.
After learning of his mother’s passing, St. Louis returned home to Montreal. He flew back to Pittsburgh to play in Game 5 (a 5-1 Rangers' win) of the second round series. On Mother’s Day, and with his father and sister in attendance, he netted the opening goal in New York’s 3-1 victory in Game 6. After the game, he addressed his teammates:
“Everybody pushed tonight. I can’t pick one guy," said St. Louis, handing out the team's game hat. "I’ve got to give it to the whole team. You guys have been nothing but unbelievable for me these past couple days, and I’ll never forget that.”
On Tuesday, the Rangers completed a 3-1 series comeback with a 2-1 win over the Pens in Pittsburgh. The Rangers inquired with the NHL about moving the game because of the funeral, according to Newsday.
St. Louis shared his thoughts on the series of events following Game 7:
The Rangers open the Eastern Conference finals vs. the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET. Check out full NHL playoff coverage.