Can I get a picture of Backes bleeding while laughing at the Wild player? Love it.
That was a great moment. I don't think Backes even knew he was bleeding yet, but he did a nice job jumping in to protect Oshie from the onslaught of Wild players after the whistle.
I really wish Backes was the captain, but Brewer seems to suck slightly less with Payne behind the bench IMO. Brewer almost burned the team a couple times by pinching in on defense when no one had cycled back to cover his spot.
Nice win. Great to see the team fight to the finish with a one goal lead in the 3rd. Does this team have another run in the tank? Maybe the Blues are just developing a second half mentality like the Houston Astros seem to have every year. We are sitting 8 points out of a playoff spot, but our three game winning streak is the best active streak in the conference! If we can string together enough wins to get into the top 10 in the West before the Olympics, we might have a shot at a run to the playoffs after the Olympic break. We are currently in 13th, but we are only two points behind Anaheim and Dallas who are tied for 11th and 4 points behind 10th place Minnesota.
I'm not getting overly excited yet, but the team is playing better hockey since Payne took over IMO and isn't that far out of the playoff picture with 36 games still remaining. We just need to keep winning, especially at home, and we might have a shot. I'm definitely enjoying the games more now than I was 6 weeks ago and maybe there's room for some hope yet before the season is lost!