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Flames' Mikael Backlund: Inks two-year extension
Backlund signed a two-year, $9 million contract extension with the Flames on Wednesday and was named the captain of the team.
After a summer full of talks of upheaval, the Flames were able to get one of their longest tenured players to commit for two more years after this one. Backlund put up a career-best 56 points in 82 games last season, and he has shown consistency on offense and defense over the last decade. Expect the 34-year-old center to line up on the third line at regular strength, but he'll see time in all situations.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Adds assist in finale
Backlund notched an assist and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Sharks.
Backlund finished 2022-23 with two goals and five assists over his last eight contests. It was the best season of his career -- the center had 56 points (19 goals, 37 assists) with 260 shots on net, 97 hits and a plus-24 rating while playing in all 82 games. Now 34 years old, it could be tough for him to repeat those numbers next season, but he should remain a solid middle-six forward.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Tallies in Monday's shootout loss
Backlund scored a goal on six shots in Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Predators.
Backlund tied the game at 2-2 on a feed from Andrew Mangiapane in the third period. Over his last seven games, Backlund has racked up two goals, four assists and 16 shots. The 34-year-old center is up to 19 tallies, 55 points, 257 shots on net, 97 hits and a plus-23 rating through 81 contests in a career year.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Sets new career high in points
Backlund logged an assist, five hits and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Jets.
Backlund continued his strong play of late when he set up Andrew Mangiapane's second-period marker. Over his last 14 contests, Backlund has four goals and nine assists. He's always been a solid second-half performer, and it's led him to a career year with 54 points through 79 outings so far. The center has added 250 shots on net, 95 hits, 36 PIM and a plus-22 rating.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Matches career high in points
Backlund collected a goal in a 4-3 loss to Chicago on Tuesday.
Backlund has 18 goals and 53 points in 78 games this season. He's matched his career high in points, which he set in 2016-17, and Backlund now has four contests left on Calgary's schedule to surpass it. The 34-year-old has been great recently, providing a goal and four points over his last four outings, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him record at least one more point before the campaign ends.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Supplies two helpers Friday
Backlund registered two assists in the Flames' 5-4 overtime victory over Vancouver on Friday.
Backlund's second helper was the primary assist on Tyler Toffoli's game-winner. Backlund is up to 17 goals and 52 points in 76 appearances this season. He hasn't found the back of the net over his last seven outings, but the 34-year-old has provided six assists in that span.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Posts power-play helper
Backlund notched a power-play assist and two hits in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Kings.
Backlund has slowed down a bit recently. He's gone six games without a goal, though he has four assists, all on the power play, in that span. The 34-year-old center had reached the 50-point mark for the second time in his career with 17 goals and 33 helpers in 75 contests. He's added 241 shots on net, 88 hits, 36 PIM and a plus-19 rating, and he'd need three points over the Flames' last seven games to match his career high from 2016-17.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Supplies two assists in win
Backlund recorded a pair of power-play assists and three shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Ducks.
Backlund has produced three goals and five helpers over his last seven contests. He helped out on tallies by Rasmus Andersson and Elias Lindholm in this game. Backlund is up to 17 goals with career highs in assists (32) and shots on goal (234) through 72 appearances this season. He's added 85 hits, 11 power-play points, 36 PIM and a plus-19 rating and has provided his usual strong offense in the second half of the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Reaches 300 career helpers
Backlund registered a power-play assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Monday's 8-2 loss to the Kings.
Backlund's helper was his first in four games and the 300th of his career. He's at 483 points through 897 contests over parts of 15 seasons, all with the Flames, and he's pushing for a career year at age 34. The center has 17 tallies, 30 helpers, 231 shots on net, 85 hits, 36 PIM and a plus-18 rating through 71 contests. He needs six points over the team's last 11 games to match his career-best output of 53 points from 2016-17.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Lucky bounce for power-play goal
Backlund scored a power-play goal on four shots and added four hits in Thursday's 7-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Backlund has three goals and two helpers during his four-game point streak. The center got a lucky bounce for his tally Thursday, with his pass deflecting off a Golden Knight's stick, then off goalie Jonathan Quick's mask before landing in the net. Backlund is up to 17 goals, 46 points (eight on the power play), 226 shots on net, 83 hits and a plus-18 rating through 69 outings overall.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: On three-game point streak
Backlund supplied a goal in a 4-3 overtime loss to Arizona on Tuesday.
Backlund opened the scoring midway through the first period. He has 16 markers and 45 points in 68 contests this season. Backlund is on a three-game scoring streak with two goals and four points in that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Grabs two helpers on special teams
Backlund logged two assists, one shorthanded and the other on the power play, in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Senators.
After enduring a six-game point drought, it appears Backlund is getting back to his productive ways. His drop pass to Rasmus Andersson on a shorthanded rush set up Sunday's first goal, and he also found Elias Lindholm for the next tally on the power play. Backlund is up to 15 goals, 29 assists, 220 shots on net, 78 hits and a plus-17 rating through 67 outings. He's never had more than 31 assists or 53 points in a season, but both of those marks are within reason if he finishes the campaign strong.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Nets lone goal on power play
Backlund scored a power-play goal on five shots and went minus-2 in Friday's 3-1 loss to the Ducks.
Backlund was in the right place at the right time, as an Elias Lindholm shot bounced off him and into the net. That was all the Flames could get past John Gibson in a difficult loss. The goal ended Backlund's six-game point drought, so there's hope he might get back on track -- he had three multi-point efforts during a five-game point streak prior to the slump. The center is at 15 goals, 42 points, 218 shots on net, 76 hits and a plus-17 rating through 66 outings overall.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Goal-scoring streak at four games
Backlund collected a goal and an assist in the Flames' 4-3 overtime loss to Vegas on Thursday.
Backlund's marker came at 16:34 of the second period to increase the Flames' lead to 3-1. He has 14 goals and 41 points in 59 games this season. Backlund has recorded at least a point in five straight contests and is on a four-game goal-scoring streak.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Riding four-game point streak
Backlund scored a power-play goal on four shots and added two PIM in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Coyotes.
Backlund added an insurance tally with 3:19 left in the third period. During his four-game point streak, he has three goals and three assists. The 33-year-old center is up to 39 points in 58 contests, matching his output from 82 outings last season. He's added 185 shots on net, 65 hits, 30 PIM and a plus-18 rating in 2022-23.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Grabs two more points in loss
Backlund tallied a goal and an assist in a 4-3 loss to the Flyers on Monday.
Backlund got Calgary on the board in the second period, beating Samuel Ersson with a wrist shot through traffic. He'd later add an assist on Andrew Mangiapane's goal in the third. The 33-year-old Backlund has points in three straight games, tallying two goals and three assists in that span. He's up to 12 goals and 26 assists through 57 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Scores overtime winner vs. Rangers
Backlund had a goal and an assist in the Flames' 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers on Saturday.
Backlund's marker was the overtime winner, and it was provided while the Flames were on the power play. He improved to 11 goals and 35 points in 56 games this season. Backlund is on a roll, contributing two goals and 12 points over his last 10 outings.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Slides shorthanded helper
Backlund notched a shorthanded assist, five shots on goal and two hits in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Red Wings.
Backlund's four-game point streak ended Monday in Ottawa, but it didn't take him long to get back on the scoresheet. He applied pressure and corralled a loose puck to set up Elias Lindholm on the Flames' first tally. Backlund has 15 points in 17 outings since the start of January, signaling another strong second half of the campaign for the veteran center. He's up to 34 points, including three while shorthanded, with 171 shots on net, 63 hits, 28 PIM and a plus-17 rating through 55 outings this season.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Tickles twine Saturday
Backlund scored a goal on five shots in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Sabres.
Backlund tied the game at 2-2 just 20 seconds after Jakob Pelletier's first NHL goal got the Flames on the board. The 33-year-old center had gone 10 games without a goal prior to Saturday, but he managed 10 assists in that span. Backlund is known for strong second halves of seasons, so this recent surge should come as no surprise. He's at 10 tallies, 33 points, 163 shots, 57 hits, 28 PIM and a plus-15 rating through 53 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
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