Canadiens interim head coach Martin St. Louis, who played with the Rangers during his final two NHL seasons, paused for a moment when he was asked to relate his favorite memory from playing in New York.

“Yeah, well, unfortunately,” he said with a smile before his team’s 4-3 win over the Rangers Wednesday night at the Garden. “It’s scoring the game-winning goal against Montreal [in Game 4 of the 2014 Eastern Conference finals].”

St. Louis and a draft pick came to the Rangers from the Lightning in exchange for Ryan Callahan and three draft picks in March 2014 in a trade of team leaders.

“It was a big trade, you know, two captains getting traded,” St. Louis said. “And I think a first round [pick] or maybe two first round [picks] went the other way. It seemed like a hefty price. I was just trying to validate the trade a little bit. Having an opportunity to score a big goal in front of the fans, it was a great feeling for me. Getting us one step closer to a Stanley Cup Final.

“Scoring an overtime goal in the playoffs, there’s not many feelings that can match that. I was fortunate to do that here.”

Canadiens interim coach Martin St. Louis, who played for the Rangers in his final two seasons as a player, led the Montreal to a 4-3 win at the Garden.
Canadiens interim coach Martin St. Louis, who played for the Rangers in his final two seasons as a player, led the Montreal to a 4-3 win at the Garden.
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On Wednesday, St. Louis strolled into Madison Square Garden for the first time since taking the job in Montreal on Feb. 9. It’s his first NHL head-coaching gig since he hung up the skates following the 2014-15 season, when the Rangers lost to the Lightning in seven games in the conference final.

But the 46-year-old wouldn’t say he felt emotional returning to the building he once called home.

“Coming back here, I think it reminds me of how blessed and fortunate that I got to experience this franchise,” St. Louis said. “Being somewhere for so long and going to play for an Original Six. Also, reminding myself how lucky I am to be in this league again.

“Obviously, not as a player, but behind the bench. Having the opportunity to do that at MSG tonight it’s a great opportunity. I know it’s going to be a lot of fun.”


The Rangers recalled Zac Jones from AHL Hartford. Gallant said there would be more Wolf Pack call-ups.

Source: NYPOST

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