Last night we saw an epic display of grit by Boston Bruins forward David Backes. 

He might not have been all over the score sheet or all over the ice last night, but he definitely showed off why he's one of the most respected players in the league. 

During the first period of last night's game against the Calgary Flames, Backes was headed into the corner to fight for a puck when he caught a rut in the ice and a got tripped up Flames defenseman Mark Giordano's stick. He crashed really awkwardly into the boards and had to be helped off the ice and looked like he was at least done for the night. 

However he made an incredible return to action and would end up scoring the game winning goal in the second period on a top corner shot thanks to a cross ice pass by David Krejci. 

Backes showed off why he was captain in St. Louis and why he has so much respect around the league, huge doses of character and toughness last night which surely motivated his teammates to put an end to the Flames winning streak. 

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Source: CSNNE / Sportsnet