St. Louis Blues captain David Backes, (42) is congratulated by teammates after scoring past Dallas Stars goalie Antti Niemi (31) during the first period of Game 3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues captain David Backes, (42) is congratulated by teammates after scoring past Dallas Stars goalie Antti Niemi (31) during the first period of Game 3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Jeff Roberson AP
St. Louis Blues captain David Backes, (42) is congratulated by teammates after scoring past Dallas Stars goalie Antti Niemi (31) during the first period of Game 3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Jeff Roberson AP

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