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The New York Rangers only away game against the Tampa Bay Lightning takes place on Nov. 26, setting the stage for a potentially emotional night for Martin St. Louis.

Naturally, injuries and other variables could mean that he might not even play at all. St. Louis seems to have a sense of the moment (he scored two goals after being snubbed by Team Canada, for instance), so Nov. 26 would be a no-brainer start for him, especially.

Martin St. Louis RW NYR 3 Months

Martin St. Louis has 11 game-winning goals in the playoffs.

He's tied with Daniel Alfredsson and Teemu Selanne for fifth place among active players. Jaromir Jagr (16), Patrick Marleau (15), Daniel Briere (13) and Johan Franzen (12) are the players who sit ahead of him on the list. St. Louis has three game winners in the 2014 playoffs.

Martin St. Louis RW NYR 3 Months

Martin St. Louis' eighth goal of the playoffs stood tall as the game winner on Wednesday night as the Rangers avoided elimination by beating the Kings 2-1 at a rowdy Madison Square Garden.

The veteran shovelled home a juicy rebound on Jonathan Quick's doorstep 6:27 into the second period to put the Rangers up 2-0. L.A. would go on to dominate the second half of the game and come within one, but St. Louis' second goal of the series was all Henrik Lundqvist needed to secure New York's first Stanley Cup Final victory since Game 7 at the Garden in 1994.

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Martin St. Louis sees the Rangers' 3-0 series deficit as an opportunity to do something special.

The Rangers are going to try to become just the second team in NHL history to overcome a 3-0 series deficit in the Stanley Cup Final. "We're going to take it one game at a time," St. Louis said. "It's all about momentum and we're looking to grab it tonight." He added that the Rangers are feeling upbeat going into Game 4 on Wednesday.

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Martin St. Louis leads all New York Ranger forwards in points with 14.

That is not a high total for the team leader as the Rangers have played 22 games. In comparison, St. Louis would be fifth on the Kings in points and the Kings were the sixth worst scoring team in the NHL during the regular season.

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Martin St. Louis scored once on Saturday but ended the game at minus-three.

The diminutive forward has seven goals and 14 points in the playoffs and is now minus-three in 22 games.

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Martin St. Louis wasn't feeling down despite losing Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final

"We got a 2-0 lead early but by no means did you feel like they're not going to push. They push," he said. "This is a good team. I don't feel we gave it away, we did a lot of good things. We've got to correct the mistakes and get back at it. It's one game." The Kings scored three unanswered goals to take the Stanley Cup Final opener in overtime. St. Louis led the team's forward group with 21:06 of ice time in the contest. He finished the match with two shots.

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Martin St. Louis feels that the New York Rangers making it to the Stanley Cup Final reinforces his decision to request a trade from Tampa Bay.

"This is the reason why I came here," St. Louis said. "This is what I thought about when I came here. I thought that this group had the key element for this kind of experience, I thought I could add something, and it's tough to leave a team that you've been there for 13, 14 years, but it makes everything right, right now." This is St. Louis' second trip to the Stanley Cup Final with his first time coming during the Tampa Bay Lightning's 2004 championship-winning campaign. St. Louis has six goals and 13 points in 20 playoff games.

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Martin St. Louis and Brad Richards are back in the Stanley Cup Final a decade after they won it all.

Richards and St. Louis played a major role in the Lightning winning a championship in 2004. St. Louis hasn't been this far since, although he did make it to the conference finals in 2011. "In '11, we lost 1-0 in Game 7 on the road," recalled St. Louis. "I cried on the ice because I knew how hard it is to get there. You give everything you have and you fall short of that experience and it's tough to take. Now, I'm on the good side. It's a great feeling." St. Louis will turn 39 in June, but he's still been a major contributor in the playoffs with six goals and 13 points in 20 contests.

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Martin St. Louis scored the overtime winner Sunday in the Rangers 3-2 win over Montreal.

The Rangers have a 3-1 lead with Game 5 back in Montreal on Tuesday. For St. Louis, it was his sixth goal of the playoffs and he is now on a six-game points streak. St. Louis really struggled after he was dealt from Tampa Bay at the trade deadline but his play in the post-season has shown Ranger fans that he was worth dealing a first round pick and Ryan Callahan as New York is on the verge of going to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years.