2014-15: Has single assists each in 4 of his last 8 games, 3/26 vs ANA, 3/28 vs NYR, 3/29 at CAR and 4/9 at FLA ... Has 1-5=6 totals in 5 of his last 10 games ... Had a career-best 5-game assist streak from 1/7-15 (0-7=7) ... Matched his previous career-high for assists and points in a game w/1-2=3 totals 10/21 vs SJ ... Played his 100th NHL game 11/22 vs MTL ... Multi-pt gms: 4 Fighting Majors: 1 ... Inj: 4 ... Shootout: 1/6
Tm Rec in Lineup: 37-27-14 ... Out: 4-0-0 ... w/G: 4-4-5 ... w/A: 15-5-3 ... w/Pt: 18-8-8 ... PP Pts: 2-11=13 ... GW Pts: 0-5=5
Fun Fact: Signed to a one-year contract on 9/29/14 and was signed to a one-year contract extension on 3/6/15 ... Missed his 1st career games to injury earlier this season, as his previous 9 NHL games missed were all as a healthy scratch ... 7 of his 12 goals have come vs. Western Conference opponents
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