Thanks to their high-powered offenses, the St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks are two of the three undefeated teams in the NHL. Judging by recent history, St. Louis appears to have a good chance to hand San Jose its first defeat.
The host Blues seek their seventh win in eight meetings with the Sharks on Tuesday night.
San Jose (5-0-0) and St. Louis (4-0-0) are first and second in the league with 4.80 and 4.75 goals per game, respectively.
David Backes' resurgent start has helped fuel the Blues, who are looking to cap a perfect season-opening homestand after a 5-3 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday. That gave them the best start in team history, and they have not trailed this season.
"It's clicking right now, but it's only four games," Backes said. "Four good games, but it's only getting tougher from here now."
Backes scored twice against New York, pushing his season total to four goals. He finished with six in 48 games last year after totaling 55 in the previous two sea...