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Flames' Mikael Backlund: Slides helper Monday
Backlund logged an assist, three shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 6-3 win over the Jets.
Backlund helped out on a Blake Coleman tally in the first period. With just three points over seven games in February, Backlund's offense has cooled off after his strong play from November through mid-January. The center is at 28 points, 152 shots on net, 48 hits and a plus-9 rating through 56 outings, which gives him a decent chance of reaching the 40-point mark this season.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Finds twine Thursday
Backlund scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Sharks.
Backlund gave the Flames life near the end of the second period, but the Sharks dominated the third. With just two goals over his last nine games, Backlund finds himself in an uncommon slump during the second half of the season. The 34-year-old center has 12 tallies, 27 points, 147 shots on net, 45 hits and a plus-8 rating through 54 appearances this season. He continues to play a larger role than his third-line position would suggest.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Deposits goal in win
Backlund scored a goal in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Devils.
The tally snapped a five-game slump for Backlund, with that drought being his worst of the season. The 34-year-old should see a significant role down the stretch with Elias Lindholm traded to the Canucks. Backlund is enjoying a solid campaign with 26 points, 142 shots on net, 40 hits and a plus-8 rating through 51 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Garners assist in loss
Backlund recorded an assist and three hits in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Backlund has two goals and three helpers over the last five games. Going back to Dec. 16, he's recorded 10 points and a plus-10 rating over 15 appearances. The 34-year-old center continues to be a steady depth scorer for the Flames while adding excellent defense. He's at 25 points, 124 shots on net, 33 hits and a plus-11 rating through 45 outings this season.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Posts two points in win
Backlund scored a goal on three shots and added a power-play assist in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Golden Knights.
Backlund has been steady, but he hadn't produced a multi-point effort since Nov. 4. In that span, he also never went more than two games without a point, but he failed to extend any streak past three contests. All in all, Backlund is doing his usual supplementary scoring this season. He's at 10 goals, 24 points, 118 shots on net and a plus-10 rating through 43 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Strikes early Thursday
Backlund scored a goal on three shots and went plus-2 in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Coyotes.
An early Arizona turnover became a goal for the Flames when Blake Coleman set up Backlund just 20 seconds into the game. With three goals and four helpers over his last 11 contests, Backlund continues to provide solid offense and strong defense from his third-line role. He's up to nine goals, 22 points, 115 shots on net and a plus-9 rating over 42 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Sets up empty-netter
Backlund posted an assist, six shots on goal and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Senators.
Backlund has three helpers over the first five games of January. He set up a Blake Coleman tally late in the third period to seal the Flames' win. Backlund has 21 points, 112 shots on net, 29 hits, 20 blocked shots and a plus-7 rating through 41 contests in a third-line role. He's in line with his usual level of production at the midpoint of the Flames' season.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Notches helper Thursday
Backlund produced an assist and seven shots on goal in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Predators.
Backlund set up linemate Blake Coleman for a first-period tally. With two goals and three assists over his last seven games, Backlund continues to produce offense at a solid rate. The 34-year-old center is up to 20 points, 100 shots on net and a plus-6 rating through 38 outings. He will likely continue to play a key middle-six role throughout the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Sets up empty-netter
Backlund earned an assist, fired two shots on goal and added two hits in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Wild.
Backlund has two goals and two assists over his last four games, continuing his steady but not explosive offense. He has just one multi-point effort, a two-goal game in Seattle on Nov. 4, this season. Overall, the center is at 19 points, 93 shots on net, 26 hits and a plus-5 rating through 37 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Tallies in Sunday's win
Backlund scored a goal on two shots and went plus-2 in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Flyers.
Backlund broke through with a tally late in the second period to tie the game at 1-1. The 34-year-old didn't have a multi-point effort in December, but he was solid with seven points over 13 appearances. The center is up to 18 points, 91 shots on net and a plus-4 rating through 36 outings this season. That's a 41-point pace over a full campaign, which is normal for Backlund, but he's also typically stronger in the second half, so there may be some room for his offense to grow.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Generates helper Saturday
Backlund registered an assist and four shots on goal in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Kings.
Backlund set up a Rasmus Andersson marker in the first period. While he's no point-per-game threat, Backlund has three goals and three helpers over 11 outings in December. The center is up to 17 points, 86 shots on net, 24 hits and a plus-2 rating through 34 games in an all-situations role. He's on pace to reach the 40-point mark for the seventh time in the last nine years.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Tallies shorthanded goal
Backlund scored a goal on three shots in Monday's 3-1 win over the Panthers.
Backlund put the Flames ahead 2-1 early in the third period, beating Anthony Stolarz on a breakaway while shorthanded. That marker proved to be the game-winner in Calgary's 3-1 victory. It was Backlund's first goal in six contests -- he'd tallied just two assists in that span. Overall, the 34-year-old center has seven goals and 16 points through 32 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Registers assist Tuesday
Backlund posted an assist and four shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.
Backlund also won 14 of 20 faceoffs, playing a strong two-way game once again. The 34-year-old has two goals and three helpers over his last seven outings. Backlund has been steady as the third-line center, playing more of a de facto top-six role given his defensive responsibilities. He's up to 15 points, 72 shots on net, 21 hits, 13 blocked shots and a plus-3 rating through 29 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Pockets helper Monday
Backlund registered an assist, four shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Avalanche.
Backlund set up Blake Coleman's second-period tally, which put the Flames ahead 3-2. The helper ended a brief two-game dry spell for Backlund, his longest drought since another two-game one from Nov. 11-14. The 34-year-old center is not explosive on offense, but he's been relatively consistent. He's at 14 points, 68 shots on net, 20 hits and a plus-3 rating over 28 appearances this season in a middle-six role.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Deflects in goal
Backlund scored a goal in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Wild.
Backlund got a piece of a MacKenzie Weegar shot and redirected it past Filip Gustavsson for the Flames' first goal. With four goals and an assist over the last six games, Backlund has been steady from his third-line role lately. He's up to 13 points, 61 shots on net, 16 hits, 11 blocked shots and a plus-5 rating through 25 outings overall. That's pretty close to his usual season-long pace, and he typically gets better as the campaign progresses.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Finds twine on power play
Backlund scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Canucks.
Backlund got the Flames on the board at 12:18 of the first period with his third goal in the last five games. The center has earned nine of his 12 points this season over his last 15 contests. He's added 60 shots on net and a plus-5 rating through 24 appearances overall. The 34-year-old is known for his second-half surges, but playing with a more talented winger in Jonathan Huberdeau over the last couple of weeks appears to have sparked Backlund's offense early this season.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Produces assist
Backlund notched an assist and three shots on goal in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Stars.
Backlund helped out on a Noah Hanifin tally in the first period. In the third, Backlund nearly had his third goal in four games, but it was overturned for a missed hand pass earlier in the play. The center wrapped up November with eight points over 14 games, giving him four goals, seven assists, 59 shots on net and a plus-5 rating through 23 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Nets only goal in loss
Backlund scored a goal on two shots and added two hits in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Avalanche.
The Flames' breakthrough came at 12:03 of the second period, as chaos in front of the net allowed Jonathan Huberdeau to set up Backlund for the tally. That's goals in back-to-back outings for Backlund. He's up to four markers, 10 points, 53 shots on net, 15 hits and a plus-6 rating through 21 appearances. While he's listed on the third line, Backlund effectively remains a top-six forward given his usage in all situations.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Tallies in win
Backlund scored a goal and added two PIM in Friday's 7-4 win over the Stars.
Backlund snapped an eight-game goal drought with his third-period insurance tally. During that span, the center had a modest three assists with 20 shots on net. He's a notorious slow starter, but Backlund is up to nine points, 51 shots on net, 13 hits, six PIM and a plus-5 rating through 20 contests this season. That's right on track with how he started 2022-23, which saw him end with a career-best 56 points.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Records 500th point
Backlund picked up an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kraken.
Backlund set up Rasmus Andersson for a wraparound in overtime, and Andersson cashed in on a rebound. That gave Backlund his 500th career point, an achievement he completed in his 926th contest. The center has been limited to three helpers over his last seven contests. He's at eight points, 50 shots on net, 13 hits, nine blocked shots and a plus-3 rating through 18 outings overall. Backlund may benefit from having playmaking winger Jonathan Huberdeau on his line.... See More ... See Less
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