ST. Jose Peraza Jersey . LOUIS -- David Backes appears to have found his long-lost scoring touch. The St. Louis centre netted two goals, and the unbeaten Blues beat the slumping New York Rangers 5-3 on Saturday night. The Blues, who havent trailed at all this season, are 4-0 for the first time in franchise history. Derek Roy, Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko added goals for St. Louis, which has outscored opponents 19-7. Jaroslav Halak made 26 saves to improve to 4-0. Backes, who scored just six goals last season in the lockout-shortened campaign, already has four this season. He didnt notch his fourth last season until the Blues 35th game. "Its clicking right now, but its only four games," he said. "Four good games, but its only getting tougher from here now." Backes, with two multipoint games, has helped kick-start an offence that has recorded 34 shots in each of its last three games. "Were 4-0 and all that means is weve got 78 games to go," Backes said. Ryan Callahan scored twice for the Rangers (1-4), and Brad Richards added his team-leading fourth goal. New York, which has four games left on a season-opening, nine-game trip, has lost three in a row by a combined score of 20-5. St. Louis scored four times on its first 17 shots against backup goalie Martin Biron, who was making his first start of the season. Biron was pulled after the second period in favour of regular netminder Henrik Lundqvist. Biron stopped 13 of 17 shots. Lundqvist allowed one goal on 17 shots. The Blues won their first three games in 1969 and 1993, but had never won four in a row to start a season in their 47-year history. The quick start has impressed St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock, although he wasnt entirely pleased with his clubs effort on Saturday. "Being 4-0 is great, but this was not our game," he said. "Im not complaining. The way we gathered it in was great. But we need to involve more players." Backes put St. Louis ahead 2-1 by beating Biron with a wrist shot at 5:11 of the second period. He pushed the lead to 4-2 later in the frame off a pass from T.J. Oshie. Steen added three assists, giving him a team-leading eight points -- including four goals. "Right now, were working hard and getting some lucky bounces," Steen said. "Weve been trying to do the simple things and feed off one another." The line of Backes, Steen and Oshie has accounted for 18 points in four games. "Its three guys that are willing to do whatever is needed every single night," Backes said. New York tied it 1-1 on Callahans first of the season, but trailed the rest of the way after Backes scored his first of the night. The Rangers goal came during a 5-on-3 power play with 5.8 seconds left in the first period. Callahan closed the gap to 4-3 with a power-play goal at 2:54 of the third. The Rangers, who had lost their previous two games by a 15-2 margin, saw some improvement in their latest defeat. "It was a night-and-day difference from the last two games," Richards said. "But we wanted a better result. Its a very simple game. Its just about getting back to the basics." New York coach Alain Vigneault believes his team is heading in the right direction. The Rangers played their fourth game in six nights. "I thought for two periods we played well," he said. "Our execution was better. You could tell the effort was there, the willingness was there. But the legs were having a tough time." NOTES: St. Louis is 27-6-5 against the Eastern Conference since the start of the 2010-11 season. ... Rangers LW Rick Nash missed his second consecutive game because of a head injury sustained Tuesday on a hit by San Joses Brad Stuart. Stuart was suspended three games by the NHL. ... Lundqvist has beaten every NHL team except St. Louis. ... The Blues allowed their first third-period goal of the season. ... 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According to a report from ESPN, Lynch wants a new contract from the Seahawks, and will likely skip all off-season workouts until he can renegotiate his deal with the Seahawks.BEREA, Ohio - Andrew Hawkins is one of the smallest players on the Browns roster, but hes made one of the biggest impressions so far this season.Through Clevelands first three games, the 5-foot-7, 180-pound Hawkins leads the team in receiving with 21 catches for 244 yards.Its early still, we still have a lot of work to do, but Im very blessed, Hawkins said Thursday as he and his teammates were packing up to enjoy their bye week.The Browns signed the 28-year-old Hawkins to an offer sheet in March, and when the Bengals chose not to exercise first-refusal rights on the restricted free agent, Cleveland landed the receiver, who actually began his career with the Browns as a tryout player at the teams 2008 rookie minicamp.Hawkins also spent two years (2009-10) in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes and current Bears coach Marc Trestman, along with appearing on Michael Irvins reality TV show, 4th and Long, in 2009.Coming from where I came from, being on the couch praying just for an opportunity to be on the practice squad, and that taking years to get accomplished, Hawkins said. Im always in awe, just being in this situation, I always have to pinch myself because theres times I didnt think this would be possible.So far, hes certainly taking advantage of the situation. Hawkins has developed chemistry on the field with quarterback Brian Hoyer, as he is averaging seven catches a game.And while he has naturally played a lot of the slot position in his four years in the NFL, the Browns have him lining up all over the place, including the outside.His ability to beat man-to-man coverage, thats all it takes to play on the outside, wide receivers coach Mike McDaniel said. He has the speed to do that. I wouldnt say its surprised me. Hes lived up to my expectations since hes been in-house.Hawkins does display a surprising amount of physicality for a player of his size.Hell give you everything he has, McDaaniel said. Billy Hamilton Jersey. Im sure if you asked DBs that hes played against, you go through warmups and you see a smaller stature. Youre just not expecting that feistiness. He is a football player.Hes not just a slot, skill, finesse player. Hes played defence. Hes played offence. Hes not afraid of the physicality and will do whatever it takes to make both him and his team successful.Hawkins surprising start has been exactly what the Browns were hoping for, as they have had to contend with the suspension of Josh Gordon. Though he has enjoyed a featured role in Gordons absence, Hawkins is looking forward to having the leagues leading receiver from last season back on the field with him.Josh is an incredible receiver, one of the best receivers in this league, Hawkins said. If I had my choice, hed be here with me right now. Hes that much of a difference-maker. Honestly, I cant wait to have Josh back, thats all I know.Three games is a small sample size for anyone, Hawkins knows that. But hell be doing everything he can to try and sustain his success as the season continues.All I kind of focus on is myself, and what I can control, Hawkins said. I feel like its my duty to give everything I have. I think its just a matter of kind of my journey to get here. It was a very tough road and I dont take anything for granted.NOTES: Coach Mike Pettine had a message for his players before the team went into the bye week. They represent not just themselves, but their families and the Cleveland Browns when theyre out of the building. I just keep stressing it to them. Surround yourself with good people. Make good choices. Its a good group, and I think that the time off will be well spent. . QB Brian Hoyer and DB Jim Leonhard got work at the holder position in practice Thursday as part of a normal routine. . LB Craig Robertson (birth of a child) and QB Connor Shaw (illness) returned to practice. 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