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2021 Flames Report Card: Mikael Backlund

2020-21 Stats: 54 GP, 9 G, 23 A, 32 Pts, 30 PIM, -7 MGMacGillivray: B- - I originally had his grade listed at a C based on just the eye test, but after reviewing his stats from this season, I decided to bump it up to a B-. Backlund was once again an absolutely solid two way center for the team, posting some of the best possession numbers on the squad. He finished on a point pace in the high 40’s to low 50’s, something he has done pretty much every year since 2013-14. He is the model of consistency even if it felt like he was fighting the puck at times this year. He had a slow start this year which seems to be the norm for him but really turned it on down the stretch. Along with a low 6.3% shooting percentage, I don’t think it’s a stretch to see his goal totals bounce back next year. Even if the Flames are looking to make changes, I think Backlund is a guy you have to hold on to, at least for now.
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Mikael Backlund nominated for King Clancy Memorial Trophy

Another day, another award nomination for a Calgary Flames veteran. On Tuesday the league announced the 31 club nominees for the prestigious King Clancy Memorial Trophy – the Flames’ nominee is forward Mikael Backlund. The award is annually given “to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off...
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Flames' Mikael Backlund: Hands out assist

Backlund posted an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Canucks. Backlund finished the season fairly strong with a goal and four helpers in his last five games. The Swede had a total of 32 points, 144 shots on net, a minus-7 rating and 30 PIM in 54 outings. He mainly featured on the third line, but he was on pace to exceed 40 points for the sixth straight year had 2020-21 been a full season.
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Flames' Mikael Backlund: Dishes pair of helpers

Backlund notched two assists, four shots on goal and two PIM in Sunday's 6-5 overtime win over the Canucks. Backlund had a hand in both of Andrew Mangiapane's second-period tallies. The 32-year-old Backlund is finishing the 2020-21 campaign strong with a goal and three helpers in his last three games. The Swede is up to 31 points, 140 shots and a minus-8 rating through 52 contests.
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Flames' Mikael Backlund: Deposits game-winner Sunday

Backlund scored a goal on six shots in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Senators. Backlund struck only 17 seconds into the second period, and his goal stood as the game-winner. The 32-year-old has nine tallies and 28 points through 50 contests. He's added 133 shots on net, 28 PIM and a minus-9 rating in a third-line role.
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Flames' Mikael Backlund: Puts up helper

Backlund registered an assist, three shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Senators. Backlund saw his five-game point streak end in Montreal on Friday, but he got back on the scoresheet quickly. The Swede is up to 27 points, 115 shots on net and a minus-9 rating through 43 outings. With eight points in his last seven contests, Backlund carries a fair amount of appeal as a scoring option in standard fantasy formats.
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Flames' Mikael Backlund: On five-game point streak

Backlund registered an assist and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Canadiens. Backlund extended his point streak to five games, during which he has two goals and five assists. The Swede set up Noah Hanifin's opening tally at 3:58 of the first period Wednesday, Backlund has 26 points, 108 shots and a minus-6 rating through 41 contests. He's heating up, so fantasy managers in season-long and DFS formats alike may want to roster him.
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Flames' Mikael Backlund: Slings assist Tuesday

Backlund recorded an assist, two shots on goal and a pair of hits in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Maple Leafs. Backlund had the secondary helper on a Juuso Valimaki tally in the first period. The 32-year-old Backlund has racked up two goals and four assists since he missed a game due to an undisclosed injury. The Swede is at 25 points, 106 shots on net, 36 hits and a minus-6 rating through 40 appearances. He's known for finishing seasons strong, so fantasy managers may want to give him a look down the stretch.
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Flames' Mikael Backlund: Produces two helpers

Backlund recorded two assists, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Oilers. Backlund helped out on goals by Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Giordano in the second period. The 32-year-old Backlund has produced two goals and three helpers in his last three outings. The Swede is up to 24 points, 104 shots on net, 22 PIM and a minus-7 rating. He sees third-line usage at even strength, but a role on the second power-play unit boosts Backlund's fantasy value slightly.
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HOTN: Mikael Backlund Is Back!

The Flames needed a lift from somewhere and Mikael Backlund did all he could to provide that spark. Backlund would score twice on the night, his first multi goal game of the season. Of his two goals, his short handed tally tied the game at 3-3 and gave the Flames a puncher’s chance, but in the end it wasn’t enough. Backlund would retrieve a loose puck and start a 2 on 1 with Elias Lindholm. A pretty give and go in a tight space would net Backlund his 8th of the season and the shortie was only the Flames second marker while on the PK in 2021.
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Flames' Mikael Backlund: Strikes twice in loss

Backlund scored two goals, including one while shorthanded, on five shots in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Maple Leafs. Backlund was fairly effective Monday, but he was the exception to the rule among Flames skaters. The 32-year-old Swede has two goals and three assists in his last five outings. For the season, Backlund's produced eight goals, 22 points, 104 shots on net and a minus-9 rating in 38 contests. Five of his points have come on the power play and another two have come shorthanded.
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Flames' Mikael Backlund: Cleared for Sunday's game

Backlund (undisclosed) will play in Sunday's game against the Maple Leafs, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. Backlund missed Friday's game versus the Oilers, but he'll return to the lineup Sunday. The 32-year-old forward has put up six goals, 13 assists and 95 shots through 36 games this season. He should skate somewhere in the middle six in addition to the power play Sunday.
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Flames' Mikael Backlund: Nabs assist in return

Backlund (undisclosed) recorded an assist and four shots on goal in 14:59 of ice time in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs. Backlund missed Friday's game versus the Oilers due to the mystery injury, but it apparently wasn't too significant. The 32-year-old Backlund set up Andrew Mangiapane for a first-period tally that gave the Flames a 2-1 lead. Through 37 contests, Backlund has 20 points, 99 shots and a minus-11 rating. He entered Sunday averaging 17:21 of ice time, so his usage will be something to monitor in the next few games.
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Flames' Mikael Backlund: Surprise scratch Friday

Backlund (undisclosed) won't play in Friday's game versus the Oilers. Backlund saw 15:25 of ice time in Monday's 5-1 loss to the Jets, but he didn't seem to be dealing with any notable injury. The 32-year-old will try to get healthy in time for Sunday's game versus the Maple Leafs.
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Flames' Mikael Backlund: Hands out assist in win

Backlund produced an assist and three shots on goal in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Jets. Backlund picked up the secondary helper on Sam Bennett's lucky bounce for a goal in the third period. The 32-year-old Backlund has assists in consecutive outings. The Swede is up to 19 points, 93 shots, 33 hits and 20 PIM through 35 contests. He's been reasonably productive in a third-line role, making him a solid option in deeper fantasy formats.
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Flames' Mikael Backlund: Earns power-play helper

Backlund produced a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Jets. Backlund set up Milan Lucic's goal at 6:52 of the third period. The 32-year-old Backlund snapped a three-game drought with his helper, and he's up to 18 points in 34 appearances. He also has 90 shots on net, 20 PIM, 32 hits and a minus-10 rating this season.
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The Morning After Edmonton: Mikael Backlund Does Something New

-First’s: The Flames accomplished some first’s tonight and none of them were good. This is the Flames first loss under Darryl Sutter and it’s also the first time the Flames trailed in the three games under their new coach. -Birthday Boy: Mikael Backlund celebrated his birthday by scoring the Flames...
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Flames' Mikael Backlund: Pushes point streak to four games

Backlund collected a power-play assist in Friday's 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs. Backlund had the secondary helper on Mark Giordano's second-period marker, which stood as the game-winner. The assist extended Backlund's point streak to four games, during which he has two goals and three assists. The Swedish center is up to 17 points, 78 shots on net, 26 hits and 20 PIM through 30 contests this year.
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Flames' Mikael Backlund: On modest three-game point streak

Backlund scored a goal on four shots but went minus-3 in Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Oilers. Backlund tallied in the third period, but it was little more than window dressing. The Swede has a three-game point streak, during which he's posted two goals and two assists. He's at 16 points, 76 shots on goal, a minus-7 rating and 18 PIM through 29 contests overall.
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Flames' Mikael Backlund: Sets up pair in win

Backlund recorded two assists in Monday's 4-3 win over the Oilers. Backlund had the secondary helpers on goals by Andrew Mangiapane and Noah Hanifin in Monday's contest. The 31-year-old Backlund has three points in his last two games since he snapped a four-game point drought. The Swede's been a bit streaky in 2020-21 -- he has 15 points, 72 shots on net, 18 PIM and a minus-4 rating through 28 contests overall.