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Toronto Maple Leafs Mid-Season Report

David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues attempts to block a pass by Cody Franson #4 of the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak/NHLI via Getty Images) A few short weeks ago, the Toronto Maple Leafs were sitting pretty good in a playoff spot, but in pure Maple Leafs fashion, the team is looking like an 18-wheeler going off...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues continue strong play despite loss to Detroit Red Wings

The St. Louis Blues headed into their Thursday night home game against the Detroit Red Wings with a record of 27-13-3,  a +33 goal differential, and a 5-game win streak. Although St. Louis was projected to be a powerhouse team, they have had their ups and downs. Previously in the season, the Blues had winning streaks of 7 and 5 games, while also losing 4 games in a row. During...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers bring epic road struggles into matchup with high-powered Blues

David Backes, Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues finally had to work to prevail during this win streak. They may not have to work as hard to score against an opponent enduring its longest road slide in franchise history. The Blues will be heavily favored to notch a fifth straight win and hand the Edmonton Oilers a 13th straight road defeat Tuesday night. St. Louis (26-13...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Backes scores four goals to lead Blues in 6-0 win over Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- David Backes scored four goals to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 6-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night. Paul Stastny and Jayden Schwartz also scored for St. Louis and Brian Elliott stopped 23 shots. The Blues outshot the Coyotes 39-23 and won in Arizona for the sixth straight time with a 29-8 scoring in those games. Backes notched his 10th, 11th, 12th...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

David Backes had some teeth rebuilt, still needs additional work

It’s been a tough few games for David Backes. The St. Louis captain has been battered with pucks to the mouth and the details of his injury are nothing short of gruesome. Backes has had a lot of work done and remarkably is still playing through the pain even though he will need additional work in the future. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Backes has a series of stitches...
Via Frozen Notes
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues’ David Backes takes puck to the face (VIDEO)

YouTube For dinner tonight, I went simple and had a bagel with peanut butter an some strawberries.  St. Louis Blues winger David Backes involuntarily ate some frozen rubber when he took a shot from teammate T.J. Oshie to the face.  After dropping to the ice, Backes got up and immediately rushed off the ice to the locker room.  He missed the rest of the first period. How he...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Backes takes a puck to the face

This one is painful to watch. David Backes took a slapper from T.J. Oshie right in the face. He immediately left the game, but returned in the second period sporting a full cage. He then left for the remainder of the night after playing four shifts in the second.
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Backes back on the ice for Game 5

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues captain David Backes has returned from an upper-body injury for Game 5 of the first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks. Brent Seabrook served the final game of a three-game suspension Friday night for his illegal hit on Backes in Game 2. Backes was not on the ice for the morning skate, but coach Ken Hitchcock noted that the Scottrade...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mind games: Hitchcock is coy about Backes' status for Game 4

CHICAGO -- The biggest question going into Game 4 of the Blues-Blackhawks playoff series Wednesday night at United Center is whether Blues center David Backes will play. Coach Ken Hitchcock turned that query into an improv comedy act during his pregame session with reporters early Wednesday afternoon, while shedding no light whatsoever on the status of the Blues' captain, who left...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy calls David Backes 'gutless' for incident

The St. Louis Blues were dominated by the Colorado Avalanche 4-0 on Saturday afternoon, and their frustration was evident throughout the third period. Blues center David Backes took a perfectly clean hit by Avalanche rookie Nathan MacKinnon and proceeded to go after the 18-year-old forward and bring him down to the ice. It also looked like Backes threw a few jabs after dropping...
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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