Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Tampa Bay Lightning wing Marty St. Louis replaces injured Pittsburgh Penguin Sidney Crosby on Eastern Conference All-Star team

Marty St. Louis was expecting a quiet weekend with his family at their Connecticut home.

But when the Lightning right wing got off the plane Thursday, he got the news that he was on the East team for Sunday's All-Star Game in Montreal that will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Canadiens franchise.

"A once-in-a-lifetime experience," said St. Louis, 33, who grew up in the Montreal suburb of Laval.

It is the fifth All-Star Game for the Lightning's points leader, most among Tampa Bay players. He replaces Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, out because of a knee injury, and joins teammate Vinny Lecavalier.

"I'm really excited," Lecavalier said. "This is the third time me and Marty go together. He's a great player, a star in the league and deserves to be in Montreal. I'm glad we're going to live that experience together."

St. Louis is bringing sons Ryan, 5, Lucas, 3, and Mason, 1, but said he is most excited for Ryan:

"He watches a lot of hockey and was disappointed I didn't make the team. I got off the phone and high-fived him and told him we were going to the All-Star Game. He was pretty excited."

So is his dad.

Damian Cristodero can be reached at cristodero@sptimes.com.

Tampa Bay Lightning wing Marty St. Louis replaces injured Pittsburgh Penguin Sidney Crosby on Eastern Conference All-Star team 01/22/09 [Last modified: Friday, January 23, 2009 7:28am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Who took a knee? How each NFL team responded to Donald Trump's tweets about anthem protests

    Bucs

    NFL players, coaches and owners across the league reacted in various ways on Sunday to remarks from President Donald Trump speaking about NFL players who have protested during the national anthem.

    Bucs receivers Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson both kneeled during the national anthem in protest before Sunday's game at the Vikings. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
  2. East Lake alum George Campbell starting to click at Florida State

    Blogs

    When receiver Auden Tate (Wharton High) went down with a shoulder injury for Florida State on Saturday, the Seminoles' offense took a major hit. Quarterback James Blackman was 16-of-22 for 190 yards before Tate's injury and 6-of-16 for 88 after it.

  3. Fennelly: Our president, our protests

    Blogs

    Our president has done more to foster national anthem protests than the protestors.

    Bucs receivers Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson both took a knee and put a hand over their hearts.
  4. Trump: Objection to NFL protests 'has nothing to do with race'

    National

    MORRISTOWN, New Jersey — President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that his opposition to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality "has nothing to do with race" but …

    President Donald Trump speaks to reporters upon his return to the White House in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Trump insisted Sunday that his opposition to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality "has nothing to do with race" but has to do with "respect for our country and respect for our flag." [Associated PRss]
  5. World War II vet, 97, takes a knee in support of anthem protests

    Human Interest

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — On a day when NFL teams grabbed the nation's attention by coordinating demonstrations during the national anthem, a 97-year-old World War II veteran went viral with a solitary show of support for the protests.

    Brennan Gilmore posted a Twitter picture Sunday morning of his grandfather, John Middlemas, kneeling while wearing a veteran's cap. [Twitter]