Rangers Players Join St. Louis for Mom's Funeral

Martin St. Louis' mother died suddenly three days before Mother's Day in the middle of the Rangers' series against the Pittsburgh Penguins

Sunday, May 18, 2014  |  Updated 4:58 PM EDT
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Rangers Players Join St. Louis for Mom's Funeral

AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz

Rangers players leave the funeral home following a service for France St. Louis, mother of Martin St. Louis. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

New York Rangers coaches and players have joined star forward Martin St. Louis on Sunday at his mother's funeral outside Montreal.

St. Louis' former Tampa Bay Lightning teammate Steven Stamkos and Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur also attended.

His mother died suddenly three days before Mother's Day in the middle of the Rangers' series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

St. Louis didn't miss a game and provided a lift to his teammates as they battled back from a 3-1 deficit to win the series.

The Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 7-2 on Saturday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final.

A handful of hockey fans watched as the Rangers dismounted from the team bus and entered the Laval funeral home.

Game 2 of the series is Monday in Montreal.

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