MONTREAL -- Sean Monahan and the Calgary Flames were determined to celebrate a victory after goalie Niklas Backstrom's first NHL game in 14 months.
Monahan had two goals and an assist, and Backstrom made 21 saves in his first game since Jan. 13, 2015 to lead Calgary to a 4-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Sunday.
"It was huge," Monahan said. "He's worked so hard for us. He comes in every day like a pro and obviously that's a big win and we want to get that one for him."