News: Backes picked up an assist in the Blues' comeback win Monday against the Sabres.
Impact: Even with the assist, Backes saw a significant drop in ice time Monday, logging just over 15 minutes, more than four minutes below his season average. His struggle to regain last season's 50-point form persists, managing only two assists in the last four games.
News: Allen will be in the crease in Wednesday's game against the Penguins, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.
Impact: Allen has played well of late, posting a 3-0-1 record with a 2.16 GAA and .917 save percentage in his last four appearances. He'll look to secure a second straight win Wednesday against a Penguins club that has been surprisingly poor offensively this season, averaging just 2.20 goals scored per game, fourth worst in the NHL.
News: Brouwer switched on the goal light in Monday night's 2-1 win over the Sabres.
Impact: Brouwer was in the way of a Kevin Shattenkirk shot attempt but effectively controlled the puck and did a nifty backhand sweep into the net. This was the fifth goal of the season for Brouwer, who's on pace for a career-high 47 points in his first year wearing blue.
News: Allen turned away 24 of 25 shots in Monday's 2-1 win over Buffalo.
Impact: Allen goes back to the win column after a tough overtime loss to Detroit last Saturday in which he allowed four goals on 32 shots. The 25-year-old is playing with determination this season, and it's translated to a 1.98 GAA and .932 save percentage thus far.