Backlund lifts Flames past Penguins in 7-round shootout

Mikael Backlund scored the deciding goal in the seventh round of a suspenseful shootout and the Calgary Flames beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Monday night after blowing a late lead. Backlund broke in off the right side and ripped a shot into the top corner over Tristan Jarry’s glove. “I wasn’t expecting to get picked, really,” Backlund said with a chuckle, pointing to his 0-for-7 record in previous shootouts.