The Flames, who have been blanked three times in 21 games, got 22 stops from Miikka Kiprusoff.
Backes gave the Blues a 1-0 lead with a short-handed goal, powering his way past Flames defenseman TJ Brodie and lifting a shot over Kiprusoff's glove 10:39 into the game.
MAPLE LEAFS 4, STARS 3, SO
DALLAS (AP) — Joffrey Lupul scored in the third round of the shootout for Toronto.
Lupul was the lone scorer in the shootout, firing a shot through the pads of Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen. Leafs goalie Jonas Gustavsson denied Dallas Mike Ribeiro in the third round to secure the extra point.
Clarke MacArthur had given Toronto a 3-2 lead at 6:55 of the third period.
But Radek Dvorak pulled Dallas even at 3 at 12:47 of the third. Dion Pfaneuf added a power-play goal and Joey Crabb connected at even strength for the Maple Leafs.
Gustavsson, filling in for the injured James Reimer, made 26 saves.
Eric Nystrom scored twice and Lehtonen stopped 20 shots for the Stars.
CANUCKS 5, COYOTES 0
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cory Schneider got his second shutout in a row, needing just 21 saves against Phoenix's anemic offense.
Vancouver, in its third win in a row, scored three goals in a 2:12 span early in the second period. Ryan Kesler had a goal and an assist. Sami Salo and David Booth also scored in the outburst. Maxim Lapierre and Alexandre Burrows added third-period goals.
Phoenix's Mike Smith had 32 saves as the Canucks outshot the Coyotes 37-21. It was the most one-sided win for Vancouver and one-sided loss for Phoenix in the young season.
Grizzlies fold to Aces
WEST VALLEY CITY — The Alaska Aces (13-4-1-0) scored with 1:19 left in regulation and added a late empty-netter to defeat the Utah Grizzlies (10-6) 4-2 Saturday night at Maverik Center.
The Aces scored on their first shot, 2:02 into the first period, before Utah countered on a Bryan Cameron slapshot 1:44 later and the game was tied at one. Ryan Turek and Derick Martin picked up assists on the first Utah goal.
The 1-1 score would hold until the third period when Tysen Dowzak fed Matt Reber in front for his third goal of the year and Utah took a 2-1 lead.
Alaska tied the game just 1:34 later on a power-play goal and the game would be 2-2 entering the final 90 seconds.
"It's tough to giveaway points in November against a team we're trying tochase," said Grizzlies Head Coach Kevin Colley. "It's tough to swallow."
Andrew Engelage stopped 24-straight shots at one point and 26 of 29 overall in the game. Utah again competed shorthanded due to injuries and call-ups with just 14 skaters taking regular shifts.
Utah and Alaska meet again Saturday at 7 p.m. It is the team's Angel's Hands Foundation night. The Grizzlies will be wearing specialty jerseys that will be auctioned off live after the game for the charity.Grizzlies fold to Aces
WEST VALLEY CITY — The Alaska Aces (13-4-1-0) scored with 1:19 left in regulation and added a late empty-netter to defeat the Utah Grizzlies (10-6) 4-2 Saturday at Maverik Center.
Andrew Engelage stopped 24-straight shots at one point and 26 of 29 overall in the game. Utah again competed shorthanded due to injuries and call-ups with just 14 skaters taking regular shifts. Utah and Alaska meet again tonight at 7.
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