Backes scores 2, Miller wins again for Blues

Backes scores 2, Miller wins again for Blues

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ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 17: Kevin Shattenkirk #22 of the St. Louis Blues is tripped by Mark Stuart #5 of the Winnipeg Jets as he chases down a loose puck at the Scottrade Center on March 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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by AP

KMOV.com

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 17 at 10:39 PM

 ST. LOUIS (AP) - 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 Montoyamade 23 saves.

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

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