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Backes Ties Career High with 4-Goal Game

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - When David Backes scored four times in Tuesday's 6-0 win against the Arizona Coyotes, he tied a career-high.

The Blues captain previously scored four goals on April 2, 2009 against the Detroit Red Wings.

With Tuesday's performance in Glendale, Backes became the fifth Blues player to record a hat trick this season, joining Jaden Schwartz, Vladimir Tarasenko (twice), Jori Lehtera and T.J. Oshie.

The last time the Blues had five players with hat tricks was during the 1984-85 season.

"It's something crazy. We've gone years without a hat trick, and all of a sudden we've got six this year," Backes said after the game. "I don't know how to explain it, but you're not going to complain when guys are having hot nights like that.

"Five different guys, that says something too: different guys are stepping up and scoring. I can't take all the credit tonight, I had linemates making some fantastic plays, and I was able to find the back of the net and pay those guys off for doing a lot of hard work."

Backes and Brett Hull are the only players in Blues history with two four-goal performances. Backes joins Washington's Alex Ovechkin and LA's Marian Gaborik as the only active players with multiple four-goal games.

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