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March 9, 2020 02:56 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Stays hot with power-play helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund distributed a power-play assist, fired four shots on goal and added four hits in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Golden Knights.

The Swede hasn't slowed down much in March, with three points in four games this month. Backlund now has 45 points (10 on the power play), 157 shots and a plus-3 rating in 70 appearances. Expect the 30-year-old center to push for the second 50-point campaign of his career if he keeps up his recent success.

March 7, 2020 12:08 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Tallies in Friday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund scored a goal on three shots in Friday's 3-2 win over the Coyotes.

Backlund's tally at 4:17 of the second period stood as the game-winner. The Swedish center has six goals and seven helpers in his last nine games. For the season, the 30-year-old Backlund now has 16 goals, 44 points, 153 shots and a plus-4 rating through 69 contests.

March 4, 2020 11:44 PM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Snags helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund dished an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Blue Jackets.

Backlund saw a six-game point streak end in Sunday's win over the Panthers, but he was right back on the scoresheet Wednesday. The Swede has 43 points (15 tallies, 28 helpers), 150 shots and a plus-4 rating in 58 games this year. Since the start of January, Backlund has accumulated 26 points in as many outings in a strong second-half surge.

March 1, 2020 02:20 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Surge continues with assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund registered an assist, four shots on net and two hits in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Lightning.

Backlund's helper gave him a six-game point streak -- he's racked up five goals and six assists in that span. Through 14 appearances in February, he picked up 19 points, 44 shots and a plus-3 rating. The Swede now has 42 points, 144 shots and a plus-4 rating in 66 contests this season. Backlund can help fantasy owners if he can maintain a solid pace during the last month of the campaign.

February 28, 2020 12:44 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Another three-point outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund scored a goal and dished two assists in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Predators.

Backlund was in on all of the Flames' goals, but it was another Mikael -- the Predators' Granlund -- who stole the show with a pair of late tallies. It's been a spectacular February for Backlund, who now has nine scores and nine helpers in his last 13 outings. The Swede has surged up to 15 markers and 41 points for the season, his slow start long forgotten now.

February 25, 2020 11:00 PM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Big night in Boston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund scored two goals and an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Bruins.

He set up Matthew Tkachuk in the first period, then potted two late goals in the third to put the game away. Backlund has been on fire in February, racking up eight goals and 15 points in the last 10 games, but on the season the 30-year-old still only has 14 goals and 38 points through 64 contests.

February 23, 2020 11:52 PM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Stays hot with assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund produced an assist and three shots on goal in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Red Wings.

Backlund had the secondary helper on Andrew Mangiapane's goal at 19:49 of the second period. Through 11 games in February, Backlund has six scores and six assists -- he's only been held off the scoresheet twice this month. That has him up to 35 points, 135 shots and a plus-1 rating in 63 contests this year.

February 22, 2020 02:48 PM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Instant impact in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund scored twice in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins.

Backlund staked the Flames to a 2-0 lead just 2:34 into the game, but it wouldn't hold up in the end. The Swede has flipped on his offense in February, notching six goals and five helpers in 10 games this month. He's up to 12 tallies, 34 points and 132 shots through 62 games this year. He's on pace to reach the 40-point mark for the fifth straight campaign.

February 17, 2020 03:44 PM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Good to go Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund (illness) will play in Monday's game versus the Ducks, reports.

Backlund didn't practice Sunday due to a sickness, but he'll avoid missing his first game of the season. The 30-year-old will center the second line, and he'll look to stay hot, as he's generated eight points (four goals, four assists) and 22 shots on net over the last six games.

February 16, 2020 07:12 PM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Feeling ill Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund missed Sunday's practice due to an illness.

This isn't a great time for the 30-year-old to get sick, as he's racked up eight points in his past six games. Backlund looks to be questionable for Monday's game against Anaheim, and expect an update from the team regarding his status prior to puck drop.

February 14, 2020 12:48 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Tallies twice in blowout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund scored a pair of goals, including one shorthanded, in Thursday's 6-0 win over the Ducks.

Backlund was responsible for the Flames' second and fifth goals of the game. The Swede is on a five-game point streak -- he has four tallies, four helpers and 21 shots in that span. He's up to 10 scores, 31 points, 125 shots and a plus-1 rating in 59 outings this season.

February 13, 2020 01:56 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Spirited effort falls short
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund scored a goal on a game-high seven shots in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Kings.

It wasn't for a lack of trying from Backlund, but the Flames were unable to make his opening tally in the second period hold. The Swede is on a four-game point streak (two goals, four helpers) and now has 29 points and 121 shots through 58 contests this season.

February 11, 2020 02:36 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Manages pair of power-play points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund posted a goal and dished an assist, both on the power play, in Monday's 6-2 win over the Sharks.

The Swede has five points (three on the power play) over his last three games. Backlund now has 28 points and 114 shots on net through 57 contests. The Flames' second power-play unit is humming along in recent games, and Backlund's improved play is a big reason why.

February 9, 2020 01:12 PM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Supplies pair of helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund recorded two assists -- one on the power play -- in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Canucks.

The Swede had the secondary helper on Matthew Tkachuk's first-period tally and later produced a shot that Milan Lucic tipped in during a third-period power play. Backlund snapped a four-game drought with the two assists. The 30-year-old is at 25 points and 112 shots in 56 contests.

January 29, 2020 12:48 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Records helper in shootout loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund posted an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Blues.

The 30-year-old is at 23 points, 99 shots on goal and a plus-1 rating after Tuesday. Backlund returned to his traditional center spot after a long stint on Sean Monahan's wing under interim head coach Geoff Ward. It's unclear if Backlund will remain as a pivot for the rest of the season, but he did so in a third-line capacity Tuesday, which could limit his long-term offensive potential.

January 18, 2020 11:44 PM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Picks up assist Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Senators.

Backlund set up Mark Jankowski's third-period tally. The assist snapped a three-game mini-slump for Backlund, who now has 22 points through 50 games. The Swede has added 99 shots, 30 hits and 24 PIM -- he's not much for physical play, and he's tracking for his worst season since 2014-15, when he had 27 points in just 52 outings.

January 10, 2020 12:28 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Provides power-play helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund picked up a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Wild.

Backlund set up Noah Hanifin for a shot, which Derek Ryan deflected in to get the Flames on the board. In his last four games, Backlund has a goal and three helpers, two of which have come on the power play. The Swede is at 21 points (six with a man advantage), 91 shots and 24 PIM through 46 contests.

January 5, 2020 10:32 PM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Notches pair of helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund delivered two assists, one on the power play, and three shots on goal in Sunday's 5-4 shootout win over the Wild.

Backlund's helpers came in the first period on goals by Milan Lucic (power play) and Travis Hamonic. The two-point effort got the Swedish center to 20 points in 44 games this year. He's added 87 shots on goal and 24 PIM in top-six deployment. Backlund's been better of late with three goals and three helpers in his last nine outings.

January 2, 2020 11:44 PM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Scores while down two men
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund netted a shorthanded goal and went plus-3 in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Rangers.

Backlund's goal was a rare one -- he scored while the Flames were attempting to kill the Rangers' five-on-three. The Swede added two shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in the contest. Backlund has six scores and 12 helpers through 43 games this year, although he has stepped it up with five points in his last 10 outings.

December 28, 2019 12:52 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Pots shorthanded marker
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund had a shorthanded goal and two shots in Friday's 5-1 win over the Oilers.

If the Oilers had dreams of a comeback during residual power-play time to start the third period, Backlund squashed it effectively with his shorty just 57 seconds into the frame. It's the Swede's first shorthanded point of the year. He's up to 17 points, 78 shots on goal and 22 PIM through 40 games.

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