(HockeyStL) - David Backes followed Blues' forward T.J. Oshie Monday, being named the first star of the week by the National Hockey League.
Backes one upped Oshie, who netted a a hat-trick against San Jose last Saturday, by pouring in four goals in the Blues 6-0 victory against the Arizona Coyotes Tuesday night.
Backes has been named the NHL's No. 1 star for last week. #stlblues— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) January 12, 2015
Backes also added a goal and an assist against the Sharks and two assists against the Hurricanes, both resulting in Blues victories and giving Backes 8 points for the week.
Just five games into the month, Backes is having his best stretch, scoring five goals and four assists in the month and totaling 14 goals and 13 assists for the season, while logging more than 18 minutes a game.
Backes becomes the fourth Blues' player to earn the first star of the week, joining Oshie, Vladimir Tarasenko, and Jori Lehtera.