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Mother's Day tough for Martin St. Louis

Martin St. Louis of the Rangers skates with

Martin St. Louis of the Rangers skates with the puck during warm-ups prior to an NHL game against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 28, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Credit: Getty Images / Derek Leung)

Here's Marty St. Louis, who lost his mom on Thursday, after the AM skate

“This is a day that is special to me, obviously, and to have my dad (Normand) and my sister (Isabelle) here I think it helps the grieving process,” St. Louis said.

“The guys have been great. Everybody’s been so supportive and I’m really thankful for the quality people we have in here and the people that reached out to me and stuff. I didn’t expect anything less. You want to be upbeat. It’s got to be a positive vibe.”

“I know it was emotional the other day, but you’ve got to play this game with emotion. I’m looking for nothing short of a lot of emotion....We're going to need that.”

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