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The Morning After Vegas: Mikael Backlund Had A Career Night

The Flames centre did something for the first time in his career last night.

Vegas Golden Knights v Calgary Flames Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images

The Morning After

Calgary Flames 6 - Vegas Golden Knights 0

NHL Standings - Recap


-Second Half Backlund Is Back: Mikael Backlund had himself a night. The Flames centre had a goal, three assists and a team high 4 SOG. The four point effort was the first time in his career he’s reached that mark.

-Eight And Counting: Jacob Markstrom earned his 8th shutout of the season with a 28 save effort last night. It’s his 5th win in his last 6 games and his third shutout during that stretch.

-Dome Sweet Dome: The Saddledome IS becoming a tough place to play for the opposition. The Flames have won 4 straight at home, killed off 17 straight penalties at home AND have outscored their opponents 19-2 in those four games.


Post Game Reaction