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Tampa Bay Lightning's Vinny Lecavalier and Marty St. Louis admit to All-Star Game nerves

Goose bumps on their arms and butterflies in their stomachs.

The Lightning's Vinny Lecavalier and Marty St. Louis will have both today when they skate onto the ice at Montreal's Bell Centre, and it has nothing to do with playing in the All-Star Game.

"Every time I skate on that rink, I get kind of nervous," Lecavalier, 28, said, "a good nervous, butterflies in the stomach."

"Totally," St. Louis said. "That building, I don't know what it is. But it's a special place to play. There's nothing like it."

The pair grew up in Montreal:Lecavalier in the suburb of Ile Bizard, St. Louis in Laval. That the game commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Canadiens franchise "really makes it special," Lecavalier said.

Said St. Louis, 33: "For me, growing up there and having the Canadiens be the most important thing, besides family, for my dad; to play in an All-Star Game in Montreal, it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience."

Tampa Bay Lightning's Vinny Lecavalier and Marty St. Louis admit to All-Star Game nerves 01/24/09 [Last modified: Saturday, January 24, 2009 8:02pm]
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