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Nashville Predators at Calgary Flames [Game 30]

Nashville Predators at Calgary Flames [Game 30]

The Calgary Flames four game winning streak will be heavily tested at home tonight as they take on the best of the west in the Nashville Predators. The Predators are rolling along as the third best team in the league and are tied with Colorado Avalanche for most points in the Western Conference. They’ve been rolling along and once again look like they could be favourites to make the Stanley Cup Finals. The Flames will be incredibly shorthanded with Ryan Lomberg and Mark Giordano suspended and Mikael Backlund is out with a concussion. Austin Czarnik and Dalton Prout are back in as a...
Projected Lines: Flames vs Predators (30/82)

Projected Lines: Flames vs Predators (30/82)

The Flames will have to make significant adjustments today Alan Quine will make his Calgary Flames debut this evening as they host the Nashville Predators. Tonight will be the first of at least two games without Mark Giordano and Mikael Backlund in the lineup, and it will be a big test for this Flames team without two of their most important players. Forwards Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm Matthew Tkachuk - Derek Ryan - Sam Bennett Andrew Mangiapane - Mark Jankowski - James Neal Austin Czarnik - Alan Quine - Garnet Hathaway Defence Noah Hanifin - Travis Hamonic T.J. Brodie...
Calgary Sun Dec 7, 2018

Injury to Flames’ shutdown centre leaves ‘very, very, very, very tough hole to fill’

On the itinerary? A home date against the Western Conference-leading Nashville Predators, followed by a showdown with the Edmonton Oilers and one-of-a-kind Connor McDavid, the NHL’s reigning scoring champion and speediest superstar. In the infirmary? Mikael Backlund, the Calgary Flames’ shutdown centre and most reliable defensive forward. Gulp. “It’s going to be a very, very, […]
Backlund Sidelined For The Weekend

Backlund Sidelined For The Weekend

Will Miss Two Games For Concussion Protocol #Flames will be without Mikael Backlund vs. #Predators tomorrow and #Oilers on Sunday. Bill Peters is not sure when he’ll be back. Big loss.— Derek Wills (@Fan960Wills) December 7, 2018 The Flames will be without their second line center after suffering a concussion late in Thursday’s game against the Wild. Mikael Backlund left the game immediately and did not return. He suffered a late and questionable hit in the third period from Minnesota’s Matt Dumba and has now been ruled out at least the next two games for concussion protocol....
Last Word on Hockey Dec 7, 2018
Calgary Flames Mikael Backlund Out Indefinitly with Undisclosed Injury

Calgary Flames Mikael Backlund Out Indefinitly with Undisclosed Injury

The Calgary Flames announced that center Mikael Backlund is sidelined indefinitely with an undisclosed injury. Mikael Backlund Injured Backlund was injured after taking an open-ice hit by Minnesota Wild defensemen Mathew Dumba in the final minute of the Flames 2-0 win vs the Wild. Dumba was not penalized on the play. So far this season, Backlund has scored five goals and 12 assists for 17 points to go along with 18 minutes in penalties. His possession numbers were 56 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of +2.9 percent. Over his 11-year NHL career, Backlund has played for the Calgary Flames....
Sportsnet.ca Dec 7, 2018
Bill Peters walks away while talking about Dumba hit on Backlund

Bill Peters walks away while talking about Dumba hit on Backlund

Flames head coach Bill Peters walked away from the podium while answering a question about Matt Dumba’s hit on Mikael Backlund, perhaps in an effort to save himself from being fined by the NHL for comments on the referees. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca Dec 7, 2018
Dumba takes out Backlund with massive hit to end game

Dumba takes out Backlund with massive hit to end game

Watch as Matt Dumba takes a run at Mikael Backlund with a massive open-ice hit, sending the Flames forward down the tunnel at the end of the game. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
The Hockey Writers Dec 1, 2018

Backlund’s 3 Points Help Flames Burn Kings

CALGARY — Mikael Backlund had two goals and an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday. Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan also scored for the Flames (15-9-2), who sit atop the Pacific Division standings with 3... The post Backlund’s 3 Points Help Flames Burn Kings appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
OC Register Dec 1, 2018
Flames hold Kings to 14 shots, hand them their 4th loss in 6 games

Flames hold Kings to 14 shots, hand them their 4th loss in 6 games

Mikael Backlund has two goals and an assist as Calgary beats the Kings 4-1 on Friday night, handing them their second loss in as many nights in the finale of their three-game Canadian trip.
CBC News Dec 1, 2018
Backlund leads Flames to easy victory over Kings

Backlund leads Flames to easy victory over Kings

Mikael Backlund had two goals and an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday. Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan also scored for the Flames (15-9-2), who sit atop the Pacific Division standings with 32 points, one ahead of the Anaheim Ducks (13-10-5).
Calgary Flames (4) vs LA Kings (1): Flames Ride 3rd Period Magic Past LA

Calgary Flames (4) vs LA Kings (1): Flames Ride 3rd Period Magic Past LA

3 goals in the third period send LA home 4-1 losers. Calgary Flames 4 LA Kings 1 Complete Stats Recap Don’t let the final score fool you: this wasn’t some start to finish dominating win by the Calgary Flames. The good guys actually struggled for a good portion of this game until their 3rd period magic turned what was a relatively boring game into a 4-1 victory. This one looked like it was going to be be a blowout early. Less than a minute into the first period Mikael Backlund fired a long distance wrister that somehow beat Calvin Petersen and all of a sudden it’s looking like the...
Sportsnet.ca Nov 30, 2018
Backlund scores twice to lead Flames to victory over Kings

Backlund scores twice to lead Flames to victory over Kings

Mikael Backlund had two goals and an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Rate the Flames (4) vs Kings (1): Slow and Steady

Rate the Flames (4) vs Kings (1): Slow and Steady

The Flames managed to get ahead of the Kings in the third CLICK HERE TO RATE THE FLAMES The Calgary Flames and Los Angeles Kings met in an uncomfortably slow battle on Friday night. The Flames limited the Kings to only 14 shots in entire game, while directing 37 of their own at Cal Petersen. The Flames took a 1-0 lead just 36 seconds into the game with Mikael Backlund scoring on a distance shot. From there the game would really slow down, but the Kings would eventually tie it in the second of the stick of Adrian Kempe. Johnny Gaudreau, who hit three posts earlier in the game would finally...
Sportsnet.ca Nov 30, 2018
Petersen gives up easy goal to Flames just 36 seconds into game

Petersen gives up easy goal to Flames just 36 seconds into game

Watch as Mikael Backlund gets the Calgary Flames on the board early when he beats Calvin Petersen just 36 seconds into the game. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Who's On The Ice Tonight?

Who's On The Ice Tonight?

The Flames are riding the hot hand! Projected Lines The Flames are making all the right decisions lately and tonight's lineup is as good as it gets. Especially in net. David Rittich gets the start again in goal and why would you not? Rittich has been nothing short of phenomenal this season and if his play keeps up, the Flames may have solved their problems in goal. FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Sam Bennett Michael Frolik - Derek Ryan - James Neal Dillon Dube - Mark Jankowski - Garnet Hathaway DEFENCE Mark Giordano - TJ...

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