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New York vs St. Louis Recap - Blues Win 5-3

David Backes scored a pair of goals against the Rangers as St. Louis handed New York a 5-3 defeat on Saturday at Scottrade Center.

St. Louis won as a -215 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5 were rewarded at the payout window.

St. Louis got goals from David Backes (2), Alexander Steen, Derek Roy, and Vladimir Tarasenko in the victory. Steen opened the scoring at 5:38 of the first period.

Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 of 29 New York shots in the victory.

New York got goals from Ryan Callahan (2) and Brad Richards in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Martin Biron stopped 13 of 17 shots for the Rangers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, St. Louis went 2-for-6, while the Rangers were 2-for-5 with the man advantage.

New York lost the shots on goal battle to St. Louis by a margin of 34-29.

St. Louis looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Sharks. The Rangers will aim to get back on the winning track at Washington.