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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.

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Martin St. Louis recorded an assist in the Rangers' 3-2 overtime loss on Thursday.

St. Louis is on a five-game point streak. He now has five goals and 12 points in 17 contests in the 2014 playoffs.

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Martin St. Louis scored his fifth goal of the playoffs on Monday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final.

The Rangers have scored a power-play goal in four of their last five games. Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh assisted on the marker. St. Louis recorded just one goal and seven assists in 19 regular season games with the Rangers after he was acquired from Tampa Bay, but he's amassed 11 points in 16 contests during the playoffs.

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Every member of the New York Rangers attended the Sunday funeral of Martin St. Louis' mother, France, who died May 8.

The funeral was held in Laval, Que., not far from Montreal, where the Rangers walloped the Canadiens 7-2 in the opener of their best-of-seven Eastern final series on Saturday. Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi said the team would have figured out a way to attend the funeral no matter where it was, even if the Rangers were in Boston for the Eastern final, because of the emotional pull to be there for St. Louis. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault praised St. Louis for getting up and speaking at the funeral, calling him "a much better man than I am to be able to do something like that."

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Martin St. Louis's mother will have her funeral in Montreal on Sunday.

The Rangers are playing the Canadiens in Montreal and the New York team will attend the funeral in support of their teammate. Game 2 is in Montreal Monday. We extend our condolences to the St. Louis family on the loss of their matriarch.

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Martin St. Louis tallied a goal and an assist for the Rangers in their 7-2 rout of the Canadiens in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final.

What St. Louis has been able to do in the playoffs considering his heavy heart after the passing of his mother is simply amazing. The veteran has points in three straight games and continues to be an emotional leader of this team. St. Louis has four goals and 10 points in the postseason. The funeral service for St. Louis' mother is Sunday in Montreal, and the team will also be present.

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Veteran winger Martin St. Louis was the only member of the New York Rangers not at practice Friday.

He went back to his native Montreal to attend the wake of his mother, France, who died on May 8. He'll be on the ice today in Montreal for the opener of the Rangers' Eastern- Conference final series against the Habs. The funeral is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, and the whole Rangers team is planning on attending. Under the request of St. Louis, all services are going to be private.

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The New York Rangers will attend the funeral of Martin St. Louis' mother on Sunday.

The funeral was pushed back to Sunday because Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final is scheduled for Saturday afternoon in Montreal. "(The) funeral was to supposed to be Saturday," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. "We couldn't move the time of the game, so Marty being who he is was able to move the funeral to Sunday. So, Sunday, as a team we'll be able to attend his mother's funeral and, hopefully, we'll play a good game Saturday and get ready for the next one after." St. Louis generated a goal and an assist in two games after losing his mother to a heart attack and the team has rallied around him during the ordeal.