David Backes, one of two St. Louis Blues on Team USA’s roster made an impact in yesterday’s 3-1 opening game win over Switzerland. After team USA goalie Ryan Miller made a sprawling save, Backes picked up the rebound and skated end-to-end along the left-wing boards, beat a Swiss defender then cut toward the net tucking a shot past the Swiss goalies inside the left post. That came 5:52 into the second period and gave team USA at 2-0 lead at that point. Team USA will play Norway this Thursday at 2pm.
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