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Backlund gets first hat trick, Flames defeat Canucks

Calgary's Stajan, Colborne get three points each, Ortio makes 24 saves in win

by Aaron Vickers / Correspondent

Backlund earns hat trick

VAN@CGY: Backlund nets SHG to collect hat trick

4/7/16: Mikael Backlund rips a shot past the glove of Ryan Miller off a shorthanded rush to record his third goal of the game

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CALGARY -- The Calgary Flames found a small glimmer of positivity in a disappointing season Thursday.
Mikael Backlund scored his first NHL hat trick, and Joni Ortio made 24 saves to help the Flames to a 7-3 win against the Vancouver Canucks at Scotiabank Saddledome in their final home game of the season.

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Flames host Canucks without Bouma

Oblique injury sidelines Calgary forward for season

by Aaron Vickers / Correspondent

CANUCKS (30-37-13) at FLAMES (33-40-7)

TV: 9 p.m. ET; SNP, SNW, NHL.TV

CALGARY -- Forward Lance Bouma will not be in the Calgary Flames lineup against the Vancouver Canucks at Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday and will miss the remainder of the regular season because of an oblique injury.

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