Funny. When you put someone with Vladimir Tarasenko, they have a good game. David Backes had a VERY good game last night. Two goals (one of which was a PPG) and an assist gave Backes one of the best games that he's had this season against a Winnipeg team who was more interested in playing the fool for a majority of the game.
Now, two goals in under a minute, that's a problem. The Blues' defensive lapses are continuing in spurts, and that needs to be addressed. The tweaks to the offense seem to have worked; perhaps it's time to tweak the defense and #freebort?
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