CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — David Backes gave the Bruins a sigh of relief when he returned to the ice. Then he gave them a lift just a few minutes later.
On his second shift back from the medical room, Backes scored the go-ahead goal to help Boston stop Calgary’s 10-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory Wednesday night.
“It’s maybe scary at the time, but you get back with the training staff and they rub it and kiss it and make it feel better and you’re able to return to the game,” said Backes, who appeared to hurt his knee when he got tied up with Flames defenseman Mark Giordano and slid into the corner boards.
Backes returned seven minutes into the second period. At 11:03, he took a pass from David Krejci on a 3-on-2 and whipped a wrist shot over the glove of Chad Johnson.
“It’s going to take a little more than that to keep him out,” Bruins interim coach Bruce Cassidy said. “He got…
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