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St. Louis Blues forward David Backes has picked up his play for the St. Louis Blues over the past several games and has a point in each of the Blues' last three wins, which happened to all be very important victories as the season nears the home stretch with just 13 games left on the schedule.
While Backes has posted a point in each of the last three games, none of the points were as impressive as the goal he scored in Friday night's win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Backes found the back of net for the second consecutive game but this time, scored from his backside.
Backes took a cross-ice pass from Alex Steen that was also tipped by Jaden Schwartz and shot a backhanded shot while on his back past the Columbus goalie to break a 1-1 tie.
Check out the video of the Blues goal below.
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BEST OF MAXIM
David Backes has had a tough time lighting the lamp this season. Entering his team's game on Friday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Backes had just four goals in 35 games. Coming off a 24-goal 2011-12 and a 31-goal 2010-11, fans were wondering why BackesÂ was struggling to find the back of the net.
As it turns out, maybe he just needs to shoot the puck while he&Â...
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...
Sorry for the delay in getting this up. I forgot how much fun it is to be nauseous and sick; apparently, I needed a refresher course.
My 3 Stars of the Game
1. David Backes, STL
2. Jake Allen, STL (earned it in the last 5 minutes)
3. Jack Johnson, CLB
Honorable mention: Bouwmeester, STL; Cracknell, STL; Anisimov, CLB.
-- Probably the best game Backes...
Brian Elliott made 28 saves for his 19th career shutout and Chris Porter scored the game's only goal in the St. Louis Blues' 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
Porter scored off a goal-mouth scramble with 3:32 remaining in the second period with this second goal of the season. Elliott got his first shutout of the season to help St. Louis move into a tie with Minnesota...
DETROIT (AP) The St. Louis Blues are getting back to their effective, grind-it-out ways of last season.
Brian Elliott made 28 saves for his 19th career shutout and Chris Porter scored the game's only goal in St. Louis' 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
"The way we're back winning these close games, we're back to playing the way we were last year...
Brian Elliott has been named the NHL's 2nd Star of the Week for the week ending April 7th. Elliott joined Alex Ovechkin (1st star) and Henrik Lundqvist (3rd star) as the league's selections for most influential and most valuable players from the previous seven days.Â
Elliott earned the honors after posting a 3-0-0 record along with a 1.45 GAAÂ in three appearances last...
Tuesdays (April 9) Cardinals game vs. Cincinnati will be televised on FOX Sports Midwest Plus in the St. Louis market and on alternate channels on DirecTV, Dish and AT&T U-verse. This is because of overlap with the St. Louis Blues game on FOX Sports Midwest.
Outside the St. Louis market the Cardinals-Reds game will air on the FOX Sports Midwest main channel on cable TV.
(Photo by: Tom Gannam/AP Photo)
Jake Allen is making a name for himself at a very young age in the National Hockey League. The Fredericton, New Brunswick native--home of fellow Fang Faction writer Ray Harris--is having taking advantage of every opportunity available for him, whether it is because of injuries or lack of play.Â
Blues Goaltending Coach Corey Hirsch...
Just 24 hours after boosting their playoff chances with a 3 - 1 win against the Nashville Predators the Jackets dropped an important contest in St. Louis to the Blues. St. Louis holds the final playoff spot in the Western Conference and extended their lead over Columbus to three points following their 3 - 1 victory.
Marian Gaborik, who potted a goal and added an assist in his...
DETROIT (AP) -- Brian Elliott made 28 saves for his 19th career shutout and Chris Porter scored the game's only goal in the St. Louis Blues' 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
Porter scored off a goalmouth scramble with 3:32 remaining in the second period with this second goal of the season. Elliott got his first shutout of the season to help St. Louis move into...
The St. Louis Blues headed to Detroit on Sunday afternoon with a three-game winning streak as they make a push towards a second consecutive playoff berth. While playing good hockey as of late, a trip to Detroit is never easy and the Blues needed a shutout performance by goalie Brian Elliott to extend the streak to four games and defeat the Red Wings 1-0.
Elliott stopped all 28 shots...
Make it four consecutive victories. The St. Louis Blues had an early game on Sunday afternoon, taking on the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit. The game was a critical match between the 7thÂ team in the West (Detroit) and the 8th team (St. Louis).Â
The Blues emerged victorious by a score of 1-0, thanks to a goal from Chris Porter. Porter's goal capped off an enormous week for...
The St. Louis Blues headed to Nashville to play the Predators after defeating the Red Wings 1-0 on Sunday, and by the time the Wings resume playing on Thursday (against the Sharks), there is no doubt whatsoever that the Wings will be on the outside of the Western Conference playoff picture looking in as three full days off "burn" Detroit's 2 games in hand on most teams...
The Red Wings' game against the St. Louis Blues today (12:30 PM EDT, NBC Sports/NHL Network Canada/97.1 FM, and today the Wings are partnering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the Joe today) makes for "good TV" and "easy storytelling") for those without a rooting interest, for several reasons:
After today's Winter Classic presser, a pair of teams...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jake Allen made 26 saves, and David Backes scored for the second straight game to lead the suddenly surging St. Louis Blues to a 3-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.
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.
St. Louis has won all three meetings with Columbus...