Flames' Mikael Backlund trolls Jets over losing

Taking pleasure in a rival's struggles!

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Flames' Mikael Backlund trolls Jets over losing
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The Calgary Flames happen to be red hot right now, having won four straight games with their most recent being a 7-2 win over the contending Vegas Golden Knights. Meanwhile, the Winnipeg Jets are essentially grounded, having only won three of their last 10 games. 

The Flames and Jets are now tied in the standings with 69 points each. And the Jets have the Nashville Predators breathing down their necks, as they're just four points back with three games in hand. 

Considering the fact that they're rivals not only in Canada but in the NHL's Western Conference, it seems natural that Flames players are taking pleasure in the Jets recent struggles.

"It feels good winning here," Flames forward Mikael Backlund said. "Being a part of all the losses here, it feels really good to finally win here and break that record, spell whatever you call it.

"It feels good to see Winnipeg lose and get closer to a playoff spot. We know we still need to be more consistent and play a lot better every night, but tonight was a big game for us and a step forward."

The Jets take on the Predators tonight in Nashville, while the Flames host the Dallas Stars.

Source: TSN