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The Morning After Washington: Mikael Backlund Joins Some Elite Company

Two milestones were reached in last night’s Flames/Capitals game.

Washington Capitals v Calgary Flames Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images

The Morning After

Calgary Flames 4 - Washington Capitals 5

NHL Standings - Recap


-800 For Backlund: Mikael Backlund played in his 800th NHL game last night, all with the Calgary Flames. The 800 games puts him in elite company within the organization. He joins Al MacInnis, Mark Giordano, Robyn Regehr and Jarome Iginla as the only players to crack the 800 mark in franchise history.

-Home Streak Over: The Flames streak of collecting at least a point at home ended at 13.

-Third All Time: Alexander Ovechkin scored twice last night, the second the game winner, giving him 766 goals in his career. That ties him with Jaromir Jagr for third place all time in goals in the NHL.


Post Game Reaction