Video: ‘It’s kind of survival of the fittest’ for Blues, says Backes

The St. Louis Blues, in search of their third straight win, were down to five defensemen, including 22-year-old blue liner Joel Edmundson and 32-year-old journeyman Andre Benoit, against the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday.

Yet despite being short a player on the blue line, the Blues came away with the victory, thanks to a brilliant goal from Dmitrij Jaskin and a solid performance from goalie Brian Elliott.

Injuries, adversity, obstacles — Blues’ captain David Backes, following Wednesday’s result, summed up his team’s ability to pick up wins despite what they have been facing.


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