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Backlund, Sweden eliminated in World Championship quarter-finals

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

Sweden's time at the 2016 IIHF World Championship is up.

They fell 6-0 to Canada in their quarter-final match-up on Wednesday, eliminating them from the tournament. The setback was Sweden's most lopsided loss in World Championship quarter-finals since the IIHF instituted the playoff system in 1992.

Canada received goals from Matt Dumba, Max Domi, Derick Brassard, Mark Scheifele, Mark Stone, and Brad Marchand.

Mikael Backlund, the Calgary Flames lone representative at the World Championship, ended up with three shots on net and a minus-three rating in 21:01 of ice time against Canada.

In eight games at the tournament, Backlund scored three goals, registered four points, and put 31 shots on net.

He was one of Sweden's alternate captains at the tournament.

In 2015-16, Backlund put together a career year with 21 goals and 47 points through 82 games with the Flames. He was Calgary's fourth leading scorer this past season.

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