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MIKAEL BACKLUND RUMORS

Backlund leads Flames past Sharks for 7th straight home win

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Mikael Backlund had a goal and an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night. Markus Granlund, Sean Monahan and Michael Frolik also scored, and Dennis Wideman and Mark Giordano had two assists each as Calgary won its seven straight at home. Karri Ramo, who has started three straight games and 15 of the past 16...
Via Associated Press
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers skid reaches 6 in OT loss to Calgary Flames

3-on-3 play was required in Calgary, but not too much, as Mikael Backlund scored on a controversial redirection just 35 seconds into overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 2-1 win over the Flyers on Thursday.  Despite Michael Raffl's first goal of the season, offense still continued to come at a premium for the Flyers, as they managed to score just one goal in 60-plus minutes against...
Via Flyerdelphia
November 06, 2015  |  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

Flames end Ducks' playoff win streak when Backlund scores in OT

  Mikael Backlund scored on a delayed penalty call in overtime, lifting the late-charging Calgary Flames over the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 on Tuesday night. Johnny Gaudreau scored with 19.5 seconds left in the third period to tie the game for the Flames, who had an apparent goal disallowed minutes earlier. Anaheim leads the second-round Western Conference series 2-1, with Game 4 on Friday...
Via Associated Press
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

Flames Injury Update: Mikael Backlund placed on IR

As if losing Matt Stajan, Joe Colborne and Mason Raymond wasn't enough to aggravate any Flames fan, add veteran center Mikael Backlund to the ever-growing list of injured players for Calgary. Dhiren Mahiban of ProHockeyTalk.com is reporting that Backlund was placed on injured reserved yesterday. #482030323 / gettyimages.com Backlund suffered an abdominal injury this past summer...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 31, 2014  |  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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