St. Louis Blues center David Backes, right, scores a goal Sunday against San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) during the first period in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
St. Louis Blues center David Backes, right, scores a goal Sunday against San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) during the first period in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Jeff Roberson AP
St. Louis Blues center David Backes, right, scores a goal Sunday against San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) during the first period in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Jeff Roberson AP