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Backlund scores 2nd of game 2:25 into overtime, gives host Flames 4-3 win over Wild

  • Calgary Flames' Dennis Wideman, right, celebrates his goal with teammate TJ Galiardi during second period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    Calgary Flames' Dennis Wideman, right, celebrates his goal with teammate TJ Galiardi during second period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper, center, kicks the puck away from Calgary Flames' Lance Bouma, left, with the help of teammate Stephane Veilleux during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper, center, kicks the puck away from Calgary Flames' Lance Bouma, left, with the help of teammate Stephane Veilleux during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Wild Zach Parise, center, gets slammed into the net by Calgary Flames' Ladislav Smid, right, from the Czech Republic, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    Minnesota Wild Zach Parise, center, gets slammed into the net by Calgary Flames' Ladislav Smid, right, from the Czech Republic, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

Mikael Backlund scored two goals, including the winner 2:25 into overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.

Backlund took the puck to the net and sent a pass to Sean Monahan for a shot that was stopped by goalie Darcy Kuemper. The puck bounced into the air, and Backlund batted it down and past Kuemper to give Calgary a 5-0 homestand.

The last time the Flames swept a homestand that long was in 1997, Jarome Iginla's rookie season.

TJ Galiardi, with his first goal in 38 games, and Dennis Wideman also scored for Calgary (21-27-7), which hadn't won five in a row since March 2012.

Mark Giordano had two assists to extend his career-high point streak to nine games. He has four goals and six assists in the spurt.

Matt Cooke, Dany Heatley and Keith Ballard scored for Minnesota (29-21-7).