Video: Did Backes catch Kreider’s head with end of his stick?

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Some observers – particularly covering or rooting for the New York Rangers – believe that St. Louis Blues captain David Backes delivered a blow with the butt-end of his stick to Chris Kreider’s head.

Here’s video, which may or may not convince you:

Backes didn’t receive a penalty for the hit and Kreider appeared to shake it off.

ESPN’s Katie Strang, New York Newsday’s Steve Zipay and the New York Daily News’ Pat Leonard claim that Backes got away with one there.