His mother died suddenly three days before Mother's Day in the middle of the Rangers' series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
St. Louis didn't miss a game and provided a lift to his teammates as they battled back from a 3-1 deficit to win the series.
The Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 7-2 on Saturday in the first game of the Eastern Conference final.
A handful of hockey fans watched as the Rangers players dismounted from the team bus and entered the Laval funeral home.
Game 2 of the series is Monday in Montreal.
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