After three consecutive losses, the St. Louis Blues have slipped to the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference standing but center David Backes says the team's players must refrain from looking back as it prepares for its final 15 games of the regular season.
"We can't be looking back on any of these games anymore saying we could have had two points here," Backes said. "We've used our allotment of those games where we had two points sitting there. Now it's time to grab those two points, whether it's pretty, ugly or whatever. Put them in the bank and move forward and keep a ball rolling, build something here." The next phase of the Blues' schedule offers few favors as the club will play six of its next seven on the road, including two games versus No. 4 Minnesota and one apiece against No. 1 Chicago and No. 6 Detroit.