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The Morning After Edmonton: Mikael Backlund Hits A Milestone

Two Flames forwards set new career highs in the Flames 5-2 victory over the Oilers.

NHL: Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames 5 - Edmonton Oilers 2

NHL Standings

That was an entertaining edition of the Battle Of Alberta last night as Calgary downed the Oilers 5-2 in Edmonton. Two Flames players reached new career milestones last night, Calgary stopped a losing streak in Edmonton and Connor McDavid was held off the score sheet. All in all a pretty good night for the gang from Calgary. Here’s the rest of the best of what wasn’t covered in our recap.


-300 Club: Mikael Backlund collected two points last night with a goal and an assist giving him 27 points on the season. His third period goal got him his 300th career point.

-Johnny Going Again: Johnny Gaudreau had a two point night which extended his point streak to 11 games. That’s a new career high for the Flames forward.

-Good Win: Winning is always good, but the Flames got some help last night too. The Sharks, Jets and Predators all lost their games which allowed Calgary to pad their Western Conference lead to 69 points, which is five points ahead of second place Winnipeg.


Post Game Reaction

What’s Next?

1/22: Calgary Flames vs Carolina Hurricanes, 7 PM MT