Backlund had two goals and one assist last night. Both of his goals came within 13 seconds of each other. That’s always one of my favorite things. When the announcer is yelling the player’s name after the goal and the Flames score ANOTHER goal. Man, that’s always fun.
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Backlund now has 20 points since December 10th and only ten players in the league have more than him in that stretch. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Eric Staal, and Brent Burns. But they each have 21 points. Come on Backs, one more point…
“We all looked up to him and obviously, when you are growing up, everybody wanted to be like him,” Frolik said. “But then the reality comes — it’s not that easy.
“When I was 15 or 16, they tried to make it up that I’m going to be the new Baby Jagr. But anybody who is young like that and is pretty good, in Czech, they always try to compare and say those things. As soon as I heard that, I was never really thinking about it because he’s one special player. Yeah, it was nice to hear, but I never really would think about it or take it seriously.
“I knew that I wasn’t even close to him. He’s a different hockey player — he’s big, he’s strong, and I wasn’t like that. What he can do, it’s unbelievable. And those numbers and what he did, I think nobody from Czech will do it like him.”
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That’s all for now in this edition of Flames Daily. With that exciting and dominating win over the Panthers last night, let’s hope the Flames keep that momentum heading into Saturday’s Battle of Alberta.