That was clearly one of Backes' best games, and clearly the best of the year.
It wasn't just because he played physical, but his hits were timely. He didn't take himself out of plays and he didn't take stupid penalties.
Furthermore the rest of the boys fed off of him.
Nice to see 57 show up for a change.
Now all that 'good feelings' out of the way, we still only have one goal from a forward in 13 full periods and one overtime.
Yeah, the scoring needs to pickup. I know we didn't score after the drought ended, but the team looked more confident after the Bouwmeester goal. That's pretty subjective and I don't know how to quantify it, but they seemed to have a different feel to them after that. Hopefully this goal drought will somehow help them in the playoffs.