Backstrom -- making his first start since Oct. 27 -- helped the Wild to their fifth straight win, their longest winning streak since 2009. Josh Harding was in goal for four wins in Backstrom's absence.
Miikka Kiprusoff made 23 saves for the Flames, who have lost three of their last five.
Calgary managed 26 shots on goal and was 0-for-7 on the power play.
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