Backlund had 45 points (16 goals, 29 helpers) in 70 regular-season games in 2019-20. He added six points in 10 playoff contests.
Backlund struggled, as many Flames skaters did, to start the season. After New Year's, the Swede was a point-per-game player with 11 goals and 17 helpers in 28 contests before the league was put on pause due to the coronavirus outbreak. Backlund typically plays better in the second half of the season. He's also been a steady contributor for the Flames -- he's finished between 45 and 53 points in each of the last five campaigns.
Backlund scored an unassisted goal Tuesday during the Flames' 2-1 loss to the Stars in Game 5.
The 31-year-old turned in an outstanding individual effort in the final minute of the first period for Calgary's only offense on the afternoon. Backlund gathered the puck along the boards, skated towards the blue line and the center of the ice, then stopped suddenly to shed a Dallas defender and fired a shot through a crowd that Anton Khudobin was a heartbeat late getting to. Backlund has four goals and six points through nine games this postseason, but he'll need more help if the Flames are going to avoid elimination in Game 6 on Thursday.
Backlund netted a shorthanded goal on four shots and dished out six hits in Friday's 2-0 win over the Stars in Game 3.
Backlund beat Stars forward Roope Hintz to a loose puck in the neutral zone and then flicked it past goalie Anton Khudobin to give the Flames a 1-0 lead in the second period. The goal was Backlund's third of the playoffs -- he's added two assists, 20 shots and 13 hits in seven outings.
Backlund had a power-play helper in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Stars in Game 1 of their first-round series.
Backlund has produced four points (two goals, two assists) in five playoffs games so far. The Swedish center will likely continue to anchor the Flames' second line between Matthew Tkachuk and Andrew Mangiapane.
Backlund collected a goal and an assist on five shots with two PIM and two hits in Tuesday's 6-2 win over Winnipeg in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Backlund took advantage of a Winnipeg miscue behind the net for his second goal of the series, putting the Flames ahead 2-1. He later set up a Matthew Tkachuk goal to give Calgary a 4-2 cushion. The longtime Flame is off to a good start in the series with three points and 12 shots on goal through three games.
Backlund scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Jets in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Backlund's tally at 18:14 of the second period was the back-breaker for the Jets, as it gave the Flames a 3-1 lead. The Swedish center produced 45 points (10 on the power play) in 70 contests during the regular season, his fifth straight campaign to reach that level of overall production. Backlund's line with Matthew Tkachuk and Andrew Mangiapane should continue to provide solid secondary scoring in the playoffs.
Backlund (undisclosed) joined his teammates for Friday's practice session, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Backlund's absence from practicing was brief, so it's possible he was given a maintenance day, though details will be sparse this postseason. The Swede figures to anchor the second line for the Flames in the club's play-in series clash with Winnipeg alongside Matthew Tkachuk and Tobias Rieder.
Backlund (undisclosed) won't participate in Thursday's practice.
Backlund is likely just getting some rest after being a full participant in the first three days of training camp. The second-line center notched 16 goals and 45 points in 70 games during the regular season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Backlund (illness) will play in Monday's game versus the Ducks, NHL.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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