The Calgary Flames have won just one Stanley Cup in their existence, but with Johnny Gaudreau, Elias Lindholm and Matthew Tkachuk now part of a strong young core, they’re on the verge of competing for the Cup once again.
NHL betting will be centre stage in Canadian single-game betting markets and Flames odds will be in the spotlight from September to June across Alberta.
Below see how to bet on the Flames online with tonight’s Flames game lines direct from Canadian online sportsbooks plus Flames Stanley Cup odds, NHL betting tips and key Flames stats to help your research.
Below find the latest Calgary Flames game lines for tonight plus current Stanley Cup odds and player props from the top online sportsbooks in Canada. Click on any odds to go directly to the online sportsbook, claim your bonus and start making your Flames bets.
NHL hockey is a fast and exciting game that truly comes to life with live betting. Live betting gives you the chance to bet on NHL games right in the middle of play at odds that change with the action on the ice. For the most part, the betting markets are the same ones from before the game but at constantly changing odds.
However, unique in-game props and live period-by-period markets will also be available. All live betting odds change with the score, time and momentum, which means they change as fast as a hockey game. Canadian online sportsbook apps are the best way to keep up with live Flames betting odds.
If you live in a province that gives you a choice of where you can bet on the Calgary Flames, you can choose to bet with a licensed online sportsbook that counts the NHL as a partner.
Australian-based sportsbook PointsBet signed a multi-year strategic partnership deal with the NHL in February 2021. Not only is PointsBet now an official betting partner of the NHL, but the NHL now has an equity stake in PointsBet. That makes it the perfect place to bet on the Flames.
PointsBet currently operates in New Jersey, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Colorado and Michigan south of the border. It’s headed to Ontario sports betting next, where the province has opened online sports betting to privately run sportsbooks.
For the most part, Canadian sportsbooks are going to open up with the exact same Flames game lines found at traditional retail sportsbooks in Las Vegas. However, these lines can change ahead of the game, and they may end up very different by the time the first puck drops. NHL game lines move based on betting, and when betting is the underlying cause, the lines move independently.
In other words, a Canadian sportsbook might change its line on the Flames because more money is bet on Calgary than the opponent. However, other sportsbooks will not change unless more money is bet on one side or the other.
Of course, increased local interest in the Flames may lead to increased local betting on the Flames, making their lines at Canadian sportsbooks more likely to change than those in Vegas. You just never know until all the bets are in, which is why you should always watch the lines at several sportsbooks. You may even be able to take advantage of movement at one and not another.
The Flames play home games at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Stampede Park, built in 1983 to replace the Stampede Corral as the team’s new home. Here’s a look at a few key details:
Derek Wills (play-by-play) and Peter Loubardias (colour) have done Calgary Flames radio broadcasts together on CFAC, the radio flagship for broadcasts of the Calgary Flames, since 2014.
In the meantime, CFAC-TV has had the television rights to the Calgary Flames since 1980. Sportsnet One also has a license to carry regional National Hockey League coverage for selected Flames games. Since 2014, Rick Ball has done play-by-play, and Kelly Hrudey has been the colour commentator for Flames TV broadcasts. Cassie Campbell-Pascall takes over the colour job when Hrudey is on assignment with Hockey Night in Canada.
Here’s a look at the past five first-round draft picks by the Calgary Flames:
|Year||First Round Pick||Player||Where from?|
|2021||13th||Matthew Coronato||United States|
|2017||16th||Juuso Valimaki||Finland (73 games played)|
|2016||6th||Matthew Tkachuk||United States (349 games played)|
Here’s a look at Calgary’s franchise leaders in some key statistical categories:
Here’s a look at Calgary’s current coaching staff:
Here’s a look at the Flames’ head coaches and their records during the past decade-plus:
|Darryl Sutter||2021- Present||15-16-1|
The Calgary Flames were the Atlanta Flames from 1972 to 1980, and the logo was a red and orange flaming block letter ‘A’. After the 1979-80 season, the team relocated to Calgary, and the logo became a red and orange ‘C’ with flames coming out of the back of the letter. In 1994, the ‘C’ received a black outline, but it was removed in 2020.
Harvey the Hound is the team mascot and has been since 1983. Harvey was actually the first mascot in the NHL and looks a bit like a horse, mouse and dog.
Calgary Flames games can be streamed online with a subscription via NHL.com and NHL.TV. Normal local blackout rules and restrictions apply. Some games are also streamed regionally through SN NOW or nationally through SN NOW+.
The Western Canada Lottery Corporation and the government of Alberta launched Sports Select, a sports betting lottery product, at lottery retailers across Alberta back in the 1990s.
Albertans have been able to bet on the Calgary Flames since then, but only through parlays. Sports Select forces players to link together 3-6 or 2-10 picks in these parlays, depending on the sport. All legs must win for a parlay bet to pay.
Alberta made plans to take Sports Select and other lottery products online in 2021. However, the federal government has since passed the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, which legalizes single-game wagering across Canada. That gives Alberta the chance to launch an even bigger and broader sports betting product on its PlayAlberta.ca website, including single-game wagering.
That means Alberta will soon have a full-fledged online sportsbook. The province supported the federal government’s efforts to legalize single-game sports betting and appears ready to flip the switch on single-game wagering through PlayAlberta.ca. That means you’ll be able to bet on the Calgary Flames online in Alberta ensuing NHL seasons.