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Boston Bruins Benoit Pouliot (67) tries to slow St. Louis Blues David Backes as he advances the puck in the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on February 22, 2012. Boston defeated St. Louis 4-2. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

The Sports Hub: David Backes

Following a 2-goal performance in the St. Louis Blues 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks, team captain David Backes joined Chris Kerber & Mo Drummond.


Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams (C) of the New Orleans Saints talks with Jonathan Vilma #51 (L) and Roman Harper #41 (R) on the field prior to Super Bowl XLIV against the Indianapolis Colts on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The Sports Hub: Bounty-gate, David Backes & Blues-Blackhawks

How bad is the bounty scandal for Gregg Williams’ future? We weigh in and more on the Sports Hub!


St. Louis Blues David Backes (42) works to clear the puck from Buffalo Sabres Andrej Sekera in the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on January 21, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Backes Gets 2 Goals, 2 Assists In Blues Win

Team is 8-0-1 in January.


2012 Pucks For Paws kickoff event at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, December 4, 2011. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Pucks For Paws In St. Louis

Blues hockey players pose for animal rescue charities calendar


St. Louis Blues T.J. Oshie (L) Ian Cole (23) and Alex Steen (20) skate in to congratulate Aex Pietrangelo after his third period goal against the Calgary Flames at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on November 25, 2011. St. Louis won the game 2-0.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Blues Beat Flames

Final: 2-0


Former St. Louis Cardinals slugger and member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Stan Musial, waves to fans during Stan Musial Day at Busch Stadium on October 2, 2010, in St. Louis. Word has come from the White House on November 17, 2010 that Musial will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in January 2011. Musial, who will be 90 later this week, is one of 14 awarded the Medal of Freedom today. Others include former President George H.W. Bush;  Maya Angelou, poet; Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel; U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.; John H. Adams, co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council; Warren Buffet, investor and philanthropist; Jasper Johns, artist; Dr. Tom Little, U.S. ophthalmologist murdered in Afghanistan; Yo-Yo Ma, musician; Sylvia Mendez, civil rights activist; Bill Russell, former NBA player; Jean Kennedy Smith, former ambassador; and John Sweeney, former AFL-CIO president.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt/FILES

Sports Open Line: Aeneas Williams, David Backes & Happy Birthday Stan

Can the Rams salvage this season at all? The Blues have a great upcoming event the provides support for animals. Finally, Happy 91st Birthday to Stan the Man!!


St. Louis Blues David Backes (42) celebrates his first period goal against the Florida Panthers at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on November 17, 2011.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Backes Scores Twice, Blues Beat Panthers

The Blues finished a 4-0-1 homestand under new coach Ken Hitchcock, off to the best start in club history. Leo Boivin (1976) and Jacques Demers (1984) each started 4-1.


Getty/Jim McIsaac

Blues End Road Trip On Sour Note

Edmonton defends home ice, 4-2.


St. Louis Blues David Backes watches his shot stopped by Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward as Bryan Allen defends in the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on October 21, 2011.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

D’Agostini Scores in OT, Blues Beat Hurricanes

Vladimir Sobotka won a faceoff, got the puck back from Alex Pietrangelo and fed Matt D’Agostini in the slot for a redirection past goalie Cam Ward.