When Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund scored the overtime-winning goal Tuesday night, the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary was deafening. Watch as Backlund’s shot finds the back of the net in overtime and listen in as Flames fans cheer so loud they nearly drown out Calgary’s goal horn.
With the hometown team down 2-0 in the second-round series against the Anaheim Ducks, it was evident Calgary Flames fans inside the Scotiabank Saddledome wanted nothing more than to lose their minds as the Flames pulled out a huge Game 3 victory.
After it looked as though rookie Sam Bennett had tied the game 3-3 late in the third period, the crowd went wild only to be silenced by a review and eventual no-goal call. Then, with 19 seconds left, rookie Johnny Gaudreau found the back of the net with a beautifully placed wristshot that beat Ducks netminder Frederik Andersen.
Even though the cheers for both Bennett’s no-goal and Gaudreau’s snipe were ear-shattering, nothing quite compares to the noise level following Mikael Backlund‘s overtime winner:
For those scoring at home, that was at least 20 seconds of fans packed inside the Scotiabank Saddledome nearly drowning out the Flames’ goal horn, which is one of the loudest in the league.
Backlund’s winner had a little bit of help from the leg of Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner, but the seeing-eye shot made its way through traffic on the way to the net before deflecting home.
With the tally, the Flames now pull within one game of tying the second-round matchup at two victories a side. After dropping the first two games in Anaheim, Game 3 was do-or-die, as only four teams in NHL history have ever come back from a 3-0 series deficit.