2014-15: Reached new career-high in goals April 11 vs. NJD...Recorded a goal and season-high eight shots Mar. 24 at TBL...Reached career-high five-game point streak (2-6 8) March 1 - March 12...Scored a goal and shootout game-winner March 7 vs. NYI... Recorded three assists March 1 vs. TBL...Recorded an assist to reach new career-high in points Feb. 19 at MTL...Recorded three assists to reach new career-high in assists Feb. 10 vs. ANA...Recorded points in three consecutive games (1-2 3) Jan. 13 - 17...Named NHL Third Star of the week (week ending Jan. 11)...Notched goal in second consecutive game Jan. 9 at CGY...Recorded season-high three points (2-1 3) and first multi-goal game of the season Jan. 8 at VAN...Recorded points in three consecutive games (1-3 4) Dec. 28-31...Recorded points in three consecutive games (1-4-5) Nov. 16-20...Two-point game (1-1-2) Nov. 16 at ANA...Recorded his first goal of the season in season debut Oct. 9 vs. TBL.
That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.
— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3