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Projected Lines: Calgary Flames vs San Jose Sharks

Projected Lines: Calgary Flames vs San Jose Sharks

No changes tonight for the Flames. Here’s who will be taking the ice tonight against the Sharks. FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Alex Chiasson Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Kris Versteeg - Sam Bennett - Micheal Ferland Lance Bouma - Matt Stajan - Garnet Hathaway DEFENCE Mark Giordano - Dougie Hamilton TJ Brodie - Dennis Wideman Jyrki Jokipakka - Deryk Engelland GOALTENDER Chad Johnson
Mikael Backlund An All Star Snub?

Mikael Backlund An All Star Snub?

Yes, but it was going to be an uphill climb for him to get there. John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports The 2017 NHL All Star Game rosters were announced yesterday and Flames centre extraordinaire Mikael Backlund was not included. The only representative from the Flames in LA will be star forward Johnny Gaudreau. No Gio. No Tkachuk. No Backlund. You could make the case that Mark Giordano and Matthew Tkachuk were long shots and I wouldn’t argue with that. Gio, while playing very sound defence, isn’t lightning it up on the other end of the rink. And I’m not sure if you...
2017 NHL All Star Game Rosters Announced

2017 NHL All Star Game Rosters Announced

Johnny Gaudreau will be the only Flames player at the ASG this year. The rosters for the 2017 NHL All Star Game have been finalized and only one Flames player will be participating: Johnny Gaudreau. One could argue that Mikael Backlund got snubbed and deserves to be there more, but that’s a column for another day.....like tomorrow. Here's the rest of your All Stars as selected by their respective captains: Forty players were selected by the NHL, joining the four division captains elected by fans via the 2017 NHL All-Star Fan Vote: Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens...
Flames Look Completely Disjointed in Loss to Jets

Flames Look Completely Disjointed in Loss to Jets

It was not a pretty game as the Flames were shutout in Winnipeg The Flames and Jets squared off tonight in Winnipeg in the second meeting of the season between the two clubs. Back on December 10 the Flames rode three point games from Dougie Hamilton, Matthew Tkachuk, and Mikael Backlund to a 6-2 victory in Calgary. The Flames also haven’t won in Winnipeg since October 19, 2014. The Flames did not change their lineup for tonight’s game while Winnipeg will have to cope for their first game without rookie sensation Patrik Laine. 1st Period Calgary would get the first powerplay...
Projected Lines: Calgary Flames @ Vancouver Canucks

Projected Lines: Calgary Flames @ Vancouver Canucks

Elliott's on a roll so he's back between the pipes tonight. Moose goes for his 6th straight victory as the Flames hit the road for the first of a home and home with the Canucks. Here's the Flames projected lines for tonight's game: FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Alex Chiasson Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Micheal Ferland - Sam Bennett - Kris Versteeg Lance Bouma - Matt Stajan - Freddie Hamilton DEFENCE Mark Giordano - Dougie Hamilton TJ Brodie - Dennis Wideman Tyler Wotherspoon - Deryk Engelland GOALTENDER Brian Elliott

Mikael Backlund can’t stop scoring

Hes found the back of the net in each of the last five games, which no Flame has done since the 11-12 campaign.
FOX Sports Jan 5, 2017
Backlund scores for 5th straight game, Flames beat Avalanche

Backlund scores for 5th straight game, Flames beat Avalanche

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Mikael Backlund scored for the fifth consecutive game, leading the Calgary Flames to a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Wednesday night.
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3 Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 1/4/17

3 Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 1/4/17

Mikael Backlund and his line mates make for a high-upside stack tonight against the Avalanche.
Calgary Flames Top 10 Moments from the 2016 Calendar Year

Calgary Flames Top 10 Moments from the 2016 Calendar Year

Time to reflect on the past 12 months for the Flames With the calendar officially flipped to 2017, I thought it would be a good time to look back at some Flames memories that have happened in the last 12 months. I wonder what we’ll see 12 months from now when we do a 2017 reflection. Hopefully a Stanley Cup :) #10: Mikael Backlund’s Hat Trick in 7-3 Victory in the Last Home Game of 2015-16 (April 7) First career hat trick, and the third goal came shorthanded. Congrats Mikael Backlund! #NHLFirstshttps://t.co/4nwMtHYKyv— NHL (@NHL) April 8, 2016 It was a game that had no importance...
3 Things From Week 12

3 Things From Week 12

Hello Mikael Backlund! The PK dominance hits a skid and the always steady Deryk Engelland. Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Mikael Backlund Hello Mr. Backlund! What a week the Flames centre had to finish up the New Year. The Swedish product had 5 points in 3 games this week, which followed his 3 point ending to last week. Totaling everything up, Backlund has 8 points in his last 4 games. This week started with a bizarro 3 point effort in Colorado where both of his goals deflected off of Colorado players. It continued in Anaheim where he scored the Flames lone goal of...
Calgary with a 2pt give-away to Anaheim as they struggle to stay in a Playoff Position

Calgary with a 2pt give-away to Anaheim as they struggle to stay in a Playoff Position

Mikael Backlund gets Calgary’s lone goal for his 10th this season. Pre-Game Notes: The Calgary Flames enter tonights game with just 1 point behind the Anaheim Ducks in the Pacific Division. In their last meeting at the Dome, Bernier let in 8 goals on 25 Flames shots - Gibson out sick in that Dec.4th game, as Flames win 8-3 at home. Chad Johnson (0-3-0 in last 3) is back in net after Elliot got the last few starts - Johnson did get the start versus the Sharks (Dec.20) during the Flames back-to-back road games. Dougie Hamilton out with the flu, Troy Brouwer out with a broken...
Projected Lines: Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks

Projected Lines: Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks

There's a change in net as the Flames and Ducks go at it tonight from the Dome. Moose gets the night off tonight as Chad Johnson returns to the crease tonight. Lance Bouma will get Troy Brouwer's spot in the lineup along side Garnet Hathaway. Here's the rest of the projected lines for the Flames. FORWARDS Kris Versteeg - Sean Monahan - Micheal Ferland Johnny Gaudreau - Sam Bennett - Alex Chiasson Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Lance Bouma - Matt Stajan - Garnet Hathaway DEFENCE Mark Giordano - Dougie Hamilton TJ Brodie - Dennis Wideman Jyrki Jokipakka - Deryk...
Recap: Calgary Flames (6) @ Colorado Avalanche (3): About that second period....

Recap: Calgary Flames (6) @ Colorado Avalanche (3): About that second period....

The Flames took it to the Avs 6-3 with some skill and a lot of luck as Mikael Backlund and Johnny Gaudreau each had 3 point nights. Calgary Flames 6 Colorado Avalanche 3 The Flames rolled into Denver to take on the league’s worst team in the Avalanche and they left with a 6-3 win. It wasn’t so much that they won, but more HOW they won. The Flames got 6 goals on the night, but only PUT 2 in on their own. Confused? Read on. Remember that 1st period against the Canucks last week? Well, the first period of this game was the same. The Flames had a ton of great scoring opportunities, but...
Rate The Flames vs Colorado Avalanche

Rate The Flames vs Colorado Avalanche

The Flames took down the Av’s 6-3 in a bizarre game Tuesday night. Good lord, what the heck was that all about? The Flames “scored” 4 second period goals and didn’t look back as they handled the Avs 6-3. Mikael Backlund and Johnny Gaudreau each had 3 point nights to pace the Flames. Time to Rate The Flames performance against the Avalanche.
FOX Sports Dec 27, 2016
Backlund, Gaudreau score 2 goals each as Flames top Avs, 6-3

Backlund, Gaudreau score 2 goals each as Flames top Avs, 6-3

DENVER (AP) Mikael Backlund scored two of Calgary's four goals in the second period and also had an assist, and the Flames beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Tuesday night.

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