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Backes scores 2 goals, Miller earns another win as Blues beat Jets 3-1

Monday, 03.17.2014 / 11:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Backes scores 2 goals, Miller earns another win as Blues beat Jets 3-1

ST. LOUIS - David Backes scored twice, and Ryan Miller made 16 saves in another win as the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Monday night.

The Blues are 7-0-1 since Miller was acquired by trade from Buffalo. St. Louis has won three straight and eight of nine.

Western Conference-leading St. Louis has an NHL-best 101 points. It is the sixth time in franchise history that the Blues have reached 100 points.

Backes has 23 goals this season. Brendan Morrow also scored for St. Louis, and Jay Bouwmeester had two assists.

Eric O'Dell had the lone goal for Winnipeg, and Al Montoya made 23 saves.

The Blues won despite the absence of injured players Vladimir Tarasenko and T.J. Oshie.

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