Backes scores 2, Miller wins again for Blues - KMOV.com

Backes scores 2, Miller wins again for Blues

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ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 17: Ryan Reaves #75 of the St. Louis Blues attempts to deflect a shot on goal against the Winnipeg Jets at the Scottrade Center on March 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) By Dilip Vishwanat ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 17: Ryan Reaves #75 of the St. Louis Blues attempts to deflect a shot on goal against the Winnipeg Jets at the Scottrade Center on March 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) By Dilip Vishwanat
ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 17: Al Montoya #35 of the the Winnipeg Jets makes a save against the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center on March 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) By Dilip Vishwanat ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 17: Al Montoya #35 of the the Winnipeg Jets makes a save against the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center on March 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) By Dilip Vishwanat
ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 17: Mark Stuart #5 of the Winnipeg Jets and Derek Roy #12 of the St. Louis Blues chase down a loose puck at the Scottrade Center on March 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) By Dilip Vishwanat ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 17: Mark Stuart #5 of the Winnipeg Jets and Derek Roy #12 of the St. Louis Blues chase down a loose puck at the Scottrade Center on March 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) By Dilip Vishwanat

 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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