A few games ago, the Blues traded in their "Hard hat of the game" for the "Weenie hat." Several players had won it recently, but none dared to wear it in their postgame television interview.

Until Saturday.

After a four-point night that lifted the Blues to a 4-2 victory over Buffalo, David Backes was wearing a hot dog in a bun on top of his head in the locker room.

"I'm the weenie of the game," Backes proclaimed. "Other guys are supposed to be doing their interviews in it when they win it. The heart and soul guys, instead of wearing hard hats, they wanted weenie of the game, so this is what we go with.

"We've been doing it for maybe six, seven, eight games here ... apparently the weenie of the game for them stops at the buzzer. But I'm going to relish this for the rest of the night."

Relish — see what Backes did there?

More importantly for the Blues, a sellout crowd of 19,150 watched what Backes did in the second and third periods, rallying the club from a 1-0 deficit against a Sabres team that came in Saturday having lost 11 straight games on the road.