New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis found out after his team landed in Pittsburgh on Thursday for Game 5 of their Stanley Cup playoff series against the Penguins that his mother had passed away at age 63.
St. Louis traveled home to Montreal to be with his family, but he decided to head back to Pittsburgh and suit up for the game Friday.The Rangers rallied around their mourning teammate, playing inspired in a 5-1 season-saving win.
Penguins forward Sidney Crosby found St. Louis, his Team Canada teammate in this year’s Olympics, warming up on an exercise bike before the game and had a short conversation with him, which happened to be caught on camera.
"It's going to be a very emotional night again." AV says Marty will bring his dad and sister to Game 6 tomorrow @TheGarden. #NYRPlayoffs