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Steve Yzerman
New York Rangers' Martin St. Louis loses a parent, finds a family

The question was easy for Martin St. Louis to answer. Asked what his mother might think about his playing in the Stanley Cup Final, the New York Rangers forward offered a quiet, simple response. "She'd be pretty happy about that," he said. The story of St. Louis and his mom has become inextricably linked to the story of the Rangers as they face the Kings in Game 1 of the Final at Staples Center on Wednesday night. It was just a month ago that the Rangers were getting off a plane in Pittsburgh. They had fallen behind the Penguins, 3-1, in the second-round series, so St. Louis wasn't feeling great to begin with. Then came news that France St. Louis had died of a...