David Backes

Kolten Wong #79 of the St. Louis Cardinals watches the action prior to the start of the game against the Boston Red Sox at Jet Blue Field on February 26, 2013 in Fort Myers, Florida.   (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sports Open Line: Cardinals Kolten Wong & Marco Gonzales, Blues TJ Oshie & Kevin Shattenkirk & GM Doug Armstrong, Blues Goalie Coach Corey Hirsch, Vinnie Iyer of The Sporting News

The Cardinals play their first Spring Training game on Friday. Mike Claiborne joins Chris Hrabe and discusses the competitiveness of Oscar Taveras and and the development of Marco Gonzales. Kolten Wong of the St. Louis […]

02/24/2014

US ice hockey player David Backes speaks at a press conference during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 20, 2014.  Defending ice hockey champions Canada and the USA meet in a rematch of the 2010 Olympic Games gold medal showdown in Friday's semi-finals.ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

USA vs. Canada Men’s Hockey Preview

David Backes: Cold beverage & dinner at stake with Blues teammates on other bench

02/21/2014

US David Backes (R) celebrates with teammate Ryan Callahan after scoring a goal during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinals match between the USA and the Czech Republic at the Shayba Arena during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images

Team USA Overpowers Czech Squad 5-2

Blues captain David Backes finds the back of the net as Americans prepare for showdown with Canada

02/19/2014

David Backes #42 of the United States celebrates after scoring a goal with Ryan Callahan #24 against Slovenia in the third period during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day nine of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Backes Scores in USA’s 5-1 Win Over Slovenia

Blues forward’s Olympian teammate Phil Kessel had a hat trick in finale of opening round play.

02/16/2014

Jaroslav Halak #41 of Slovakia lets in a goal by Paul Stastny #26 of United States in the second period during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

St. Louis Native Leads U.S. Past Slovakia 7-1

Paul Stastny had goals in opener. Three Blues players all made scoresheet.

02/13/2014

Head coach of Team USA Dan Bylsma conducts practice on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Arena on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

US Hockey Olympians Practice In Sochi

David Backes: Let’s write our own chapter of history

02/10/2014

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Blues Fall Short of Ten-Win January

Friday night’s 3-1 loss at Carolina gives St. Louis 9-5-0 mark for month

01/31/2014

Ice Hockey - Day 5 - USA v Switzerland

Sports Open Line: Blues Captain & Team USA Olympic Center David Backes

David Backes joined Chris Hrabe to talk all things hockey, including the Blues’ current hot streak and the upcoming Winter Olympic games in Socchi.

01/08/2014

Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues stops a shot against Justin Schultz #19 of the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL game at Rexall Place on January 7, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Blues Reel Off Sixth-Straight Win

St. Louis travels to Edmonton and takes game, 5-2.

01/07/2014

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Backes, Oshie and Shattenkirk Chosen for U.S. Olympic Team

Backes will be representing the United States for the fifth time in his career

01/01/2014

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