David Backes


The St. Louis Blues have had a number of injuries to deal with as of late, but the team is feeling mentally healthy heading into their first-round series against the Chicago Blackhawks.


The Chicago Blackhawks didn’t have to wait too long on Sunday to have their travel plans determined. The struggling St. Louis Blues helped figure all that out by the afternoon.


Scoreboard watching: it becomes pretty commonplace at this time of the NHL season.


1. Keep playing the same way: hard-nosed in the tough areas. The Blackhawks played maybe their best game of the year against the best team in the league, the St.