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Patience Pays off for Backlund

When the Calgary Flames selected Mikael Backlund in the 2007 NHL Draft, they probably hoped that he would turn out to be a steady contributor in their lineup. After a decade in the organization, Backlund may have actually exceeded expectations as he’s quietly established himself as the club’s best center. In an organization with several prominent centers that are hoped to be...
Via The Hockey Writers
9 hours ago

Rate The Flames (4) @ Florida Panthers (2)

4 points were available in the Sunshine State and the Flames took them all. Calgary rolled into the swamp and took down the Panthers 4-2. Calgary got great goaltending from Chad Johnson and got goals from Sam Bennett, Mikael Backlund, Deryk Engelland and Troy Brouwer. Time to Rate The Flames!
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
2 days ago

WATCH: Backlund puts a slick move on Matheson

Watch as Mikael Backlund puts the move on Michael Matheson.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Backlund scores twice in 13 seconds, Flames beat Panthers

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Mikael Backlund scored twice in a 13-second span in the second period to break a 2-2 tie and the Calgary Flames won 5-2 over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Backlund gave Calgary its first lead on a power play at the 11:23 mark. Matthew Tkachuk deflected Mark Giordano's point shot high in the air and over Roberto Luongo. The puck came down at the far...
Via Associated Press
January 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Backlund scores for 5th straight game, Flames beat Avalanche

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Mikael Backlund scored for the fifth consecutive game, leading the Calgary Flames to a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Wednesday night. Alex Chiasson had a goal and an assist and Kris Versteeg and Johnny Gaudreau also scored for Calgary. Mark Giordano, TJ Brodie and Sean Monahan had two assists each. Brian Elliott's bid for his first shutout...
Via Associated Press
January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Flames sign center Backlund to multiyear contract

CALGARY -- Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund has been signed to a multiyear contract. Terms of the deal announced Saturday were not disclosed. Backlund scored 10 goals and 27 points in 52 regular-season games last season after missing 30 games because of injury. In 11 playoff contests, the 26-year-old native of Sweden had one goal and one assist - with his lone goal in overtime...
Via Associated Press
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Backlund Finally Gets Rewarded, Calgary Flames Steal Game Three

CALGARY, AB – MARCH 12: The shot of Mikael Backlund #11 of the Calgary Flames is stopped by Frederik Andersen #31 of the Anaheim Ducks during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 12, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Flames defeated the Ducks 7-2. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)   After beating the Calgary Flames in dominant fashion over Games 1 and 2 of their...
Via The Sports Journal
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Look to Regain Playoff Spot Tonight against Flyers

Mikael Backlund #11 of the Calgary Flames skates against the St Louis Blues at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 17, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Mandatory Credit: Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images) For the first time in weeks, the Calgary Flames sit outside of a playoff position. With 81 points, the Flames are currently one point behind the Los Angeles Kings, who have overtaken...
Via The Sports Journal
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mikael Backlund hits ground running in return to Flames’ lineup

It’s usually pretty tough to come back from a long break like Christmas, especially when you’re writing about a whole new team. It was easy to write about the Oilers; underachieving teams give lots of discussion points and lots of great stories. But here I am on a somewhat less controversial path, writing about the […] The post Mikael Backlund hits ground running in return...
Via Along the Boards
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Backlund's OT goal lifts Flames over Wild 4-3

CALGARY, Alberta -- Mikael Backlund scored two goals, including the winner 2:25 into overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Backlund took the puck to the net and sent a pass to Sean Monahan for a shot that was stopped by goalie Darcy Kuemper. The puck bounced into the air, and Backlund batted it down and past Kuemper to give Calgary...
Via Fox Sports North
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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