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NHL rescinds match penalty to Blues' Backes

Saturday, 02.02.2013 / 1:54 PM / News

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NHL rescinds match penalty to Blues' Backes
NHL rescinds match penalty to St. Louis Blues' David Backes.

The National Hockey League rescinded the match penalty assessed to St. Louis Blues forward David Backes in the game Friday night against the Detroit Red Wings.

Backes received a match penalty for an illegal hit to the head of Detroit's Kent Huskins at 9:38 of the third period. Replays appeared to indicate that no contact to Huskins' head was made.

Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk scored the game-winning goal on the ensuing five-minute power play in an eventual 5-3 victory.

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