2014-15: Has hit career single-season highs in goals, assists and points this season ... Has missed 9 games after suffering an undisclosed injury on 3/21 in FLA ... Has 8 assists in 6 of his last 10 games w/an assist 3/5 vs CGY, 2 assists each 3/7 vs PHI and 3/10 at OTT and single assists 3/14 at PIT (GW), 3/19 at OTT and 3/21 at FLA ... Has 1-12=13 totals in 9 of his last 17 games ... Set a career-high for goals in a game with 2-1=3 totals 12/21 vs BUF ... Multi-pt gms: 11 Inj: 9 ... Shootout: 0/1
Tm Rec in Lineup: 36-24-12 ... Out: 5-3-1 ... w/G: 7-2-0 ... w/A: 16-3-6 ... w/Pt: 16-5-6 ... PP Pts: 5-10=15 ... GW Pts: 2-8=10
Fun Facts: Tied his career-high for points in a game with 3 3-point efforts this season ... Has taken 6 SOG in 5 games this season which ties a career-high for shots in a game he had taken just once in his 1st 139 NHL games ... Notched his 1st NHL fight on 1/21 vs. COL's Gabriel Landeskog ... Leads the team in PP and GW points
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