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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.


Andrew Ference and Milan Lucic (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Four Reasons To Feel Optimistic About Bruins Heading Into Playoffs

It’s easy to be down on the Bruins right now, but here’s why you should like their matchup in the first round of the playoffs.


RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 28:  David Backes of the St. Louis Blues answers questions during NHL All Star Player Media Availability apart of the 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend at the Raleigh Convention Center on January 28, 2011 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Canes G Ward Goes No. 1, Backes Picked by Staal

The All-Star game is hardly a showcase for goalies, but Team Staal will certainly have the home fans on their side.


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