Martin St. Louis showing off veteran skills for New York Rangers


New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis is showcasing his skills as a veteran hockey player during the Eastern Conference Finals.

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It was St. Louis made the overtime goal Sunday night to take the win for the Rangers against the Montreal Canadiens. At 6:02 in OT, St. Louis was left alone near the right faceoff circle. He took his time, skillfully placing the puck in the net above the left shoulder of Canadiens goalie Dustin Tokarski, taking the 3-2 win.

St. Louis currently has a Stanley Cup victory, an Olympic gold medal and a Hart Trophy. Now he’s going for another Stanley Cup win.

"“These are the times that you play as a kid in the street and you picture this. Everybody wants to be the guy. There’s no bad shot on net at that stage of the game. It was pretty cool. Everything kind of happened really quick. You hear the  bar sound and it’s in the net and everybody rushes you. It’s a great feeling.”"

The Rangers currently lead the series 3-1 and have a chance to take the Eastern Conference win on Tuesday night.

Such amazing play is somewhat surprising due to recently suffering the loss of his mother in early May. The Rangers weren’t expecting him to continue playing every game, but he rallied and wanted to be there for his teammates. In response, his teammates attended the funeral with St. Louis, honoring his mother as a team.

"“Since we got him at the trade deadline, he’s been a special person and a special player for our dressing room. I think that’s why we got him. Every day he keeps working hard and trying to get better. I’m just happy for him,” said Rangers forward Derick Brassard. “He’s a special player. I’m learning a lot of things watching him every day. If you look at our practice, he’s shooting so many pucks. I’m not really surprised he scored tonight.”"

St. Louis likes to say that at this point in his career he needs to trust himself to know what to do and when to do it. Whatever he’s doing, he is an exceptional player who is a vital tool in the Rangers success this season.