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Sean Monahan and Mikael Backlund Out For World Championships

Monahan will have surgery and Backlund is resting an injury. With the Flames having media availability today, lots of info is coming out at a fast pace. Earlier today Johnny Gaudreau announced that he would play for Team USA in the World Championships in May and Mark Giordano was considering playing for Canada. Two prominent Flames names were left off team lists and now we know why...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
6 days ago

WATCH: 360º NHL Highlights: Backlund gives Flames lead, fans in Winnipeg not happy...most of them

Check out Calgary Flames forward Mikael Backlund get his 21st of the season to open the scoring against the Winnipeg Jets, and notice the many unhappy Jets fans in the crowd surrounding a pair of very happy Flames fans. Watch the Calgary Flames @ Winnipeg Jets LIVE in 360º here: http://platform.sportsnet.ca/molson/ For the optimal LIVE 360º experience, please use the SPORTSNET...
Via SportsNetCanada
March 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Mikael Backlund is the team’s MVP

There were so many questions about whether the Calgary Flames were for real during the preseason. Those concerns leaked into November after another horrendous start to the season. Yet the Flames are now in the middle of a critical, home-heavy month of March, and they have now won seven consecutive games. They have gone from fighting for the second wild card to fighting for the Pacific...
Via isportsweb.com
March 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Backlund scores in OT, Flames salvage win over Red Wings

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Mikael Backlund scored in overtime after Detroit's Tomas Tatar tied it with 1.8 seconds left in the third period, and the Calgary Flames beat the Red Wings 3-2 on Friday night for their sixth straight win. After Michael Frolik and Johnny Gaudreau nearly scored earlier in OT, Backlund blasted a shot past Petr Mrazek 3:56 into the extra session. Kris Versteeg...
Via Associated Press
March 04, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Backlund on OT goal: In 3-on-3 you gotta take a chance

Calgary Flames forward and hero Friday night Mikael Backlund talks to Sportsnet's Roger Millions about his season and deciding to shoot instead of pass in overtime.
Via SportsNetCanada
March 04, 2017  |  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

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

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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