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Blues vs Panthers Final: 4-1 - Recap

David Backes scored a pair of goals against the Panthers as St. Louis handed Florida a 4-1 defeat on Thursday at Scottrade Center.

Bettors who backed the Blues were rewarded as -145 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go PUSH the closing total of 5.

St. Louis got goals from David Backes (2), Kris Russell, and Chris Porter in the victory. Backes opened the scoring at 6:04 of the first period.

Jaroslav Halak turned in a 20-save effort for the Blues.

Florida got a goal from Mike Santorelli in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Jose Theodore stopped 27 of 30 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, St. Louis went 0-for-3, while the Panthers were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Florida lost the shots on goal battle to St. Louis by a margin of 31-21.

Next game, St. Louis takes its act on the road to face Minnesota looking for another win. For Florida, they head home to face Pittsburgh.