Now that David Backes has made it through the worst drought of his career, the St. Louis Blues captain has found his scoring touch again.
Backes, who went 15 games without a goal, scored for the second straight game to help the Blues beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Friday night.
This one didn't earn Backes any style points, as he swatted home what proved to be the winning goal while lying on his back in the slot.
But he will take it.
''I just find the puck on my back and I said, `Hey, I might as well whack this toward the net somewhere.''' Backes said. ''I've had enough blind luck where I'm hitting posts or crossbars or missing the net.
''I'm due for a few that will go in that maybe shouldn't. We'll take it any way we can right now.''
The Blues have won three in a row after a three-game skid. St. Louis entered the night in eighth place in the Western Conference.
''It's not the ideal win, but...