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NHL Barometer: Backes Carries Blues

Jan Levine

Jan Levine

Levine covers baseball, basketball and hockey for RotoWire. In addition to his column writing, he's the master of the MLB and NHL cheatsheets. In his spare time, he roots for the Mets.

This week's article includes a St. Louis center not feeling Blue on fire, a former Blue solid for the Oil, a setback for Stamkos and a pair of California goalies struggling.

Enjoy the Olympic hockey; I will be back with a new column after the Olympics, though I may weigh in on the Olympic performances.

First Liners (Risers)

David Backes, C, STL -
Backes scored his 20th goal of the season in St. Louis' loss to the Senators on Tuesday. Backes led the Blues' 50-shot assault of goalie ...

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