St. Louis is playing with a heavy heart on Sunday, as his mother passed away from a heart attack on Thursday night at the age of 63. After mourning all week, St. Louis acknowledged that playing Game 6 on Mother's Day would be an emotional experience.
Boy, was it ever. After Rangers fans at Madison Square Garden chanted his name on his first shift, St. Louis opened the scoring with a goal just minutes later.
The goal is exactly what the Rangers needed, as it gave them early momentum in a win-or-go-home Game 6. But more importantly, perhaps it was exactly what Martin St. Louis needed on this Mother's Day. Good for him.
The most important puck in his collection.