New York Rangers coaches, players join Martin St. Louis for his mother's funeral
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, May 18, 2014 2:57PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, May 18, 2014 3:28PM EDT
LAVAL, Que. - New York Rangers coaches and players joined star forward Martin St. Louis at his mother's funeral Sunday in Laval.
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 the first game of the Eastern Conference final.
A handful of hockey fans watched as the Rangers players dismounted from the team bus and entered the Laval funeral home.
Family members carry the urns of France St-Louis, mother of New York Rangers hockey player Martin St-Louis, right, following funeral service's for Sunday, May 18, 2014 in Laval, Que..THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz