Chicago Blackhawks vs. Calgary Flames Prediction, NHL Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Apr 04, 2023

The Calgary Flames' push for the Stanley Cup Playoffs gets a nice gift Tuesday when the lowly Chicago Blackhawks come into town.

April 04, 2023, 9:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Saddledome
Puckline +1.5 +138
Moneyline +362
Over / Under o +6


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Puckline -1.5 -166
Moneyline -448
Over / Under u +6


Betting Action


Chicago’s dropped eight straight games, going in the opposite path of the Flames who are seeking their fifth straight win. Calgary’s streak has positioned them two points behind Winnipeg for the final playoff spot with five games to go. The Blackhawks are two points behind Columbus and Anaheim for last place in the league, which is as valuable as ever with the top-end talent in this year’s NHL draft.

Puck drop at Scotiabank Saddledome begins at 9 p.m. EDT with Calgary a -389 moneyline favourite and -150 to cover the -1.5 puckline on the NHL odds.

Blackhawks vs. Flames NHL Betting Odds

Surprisingly enough, a Blackhawks win Tuesday would make it a season sweep over Calgary. Chicago’s defeated the Flames 4-3 on January 8 and 5-1 on January 26. Five of these teams last six meetings have finished over the total as have six of Chicago’s last seven trips to Calgary.

The Blackhawks have allowed a minimum of four goals in seven of their current eight-game losing streak. Calgary’s scored five goals in three of their last four outings, all of which beings win. Long story short, everything’s lining up for what should be a motivated Flames squad.

Chicago Blackhawks

Jonathan Toews is back for the Blackhawks after missing after two months with health issues, and contributed one assist in his return Saturday. Chicago as a team fell flat again in the 6-3 to New Jersey, putting up just 17 shots on net. Taylor Raddysh, Chicago’s highest active point-getter with 37 points this season, had a pair of an assists in the loss.

Chicago is by far the NHL’s lowest-scoring team with 2.42 goals per outing. Raddysh’s 20 goals also leads the team as only one other Blackhawks active skater has over 15 goals: Andreas Athanasiou. Without actively saying they’re tanking, it’s about as close as it gets for Chicago.

Calgary Flames

For the second straight win some third period heroics saved the Flames. Sunday it was Milan Lucic tying it up at four in the third and then with just under three minutes to go defenceman Michael Stone sealed a 5-4 over win Anaheim. Sunday was Stone’s first game since February 18 because of a back injury.

Head coach Darryl Sutter pulled out the goalie switch card in the first period, yanking Jacob Markstrom for Dan Vladar after the former let in two goals on nine shots. Both goaltenders are below a .900 save percentage on the season but it’s Markstrom who’s appeared in all but one of Calgary’s last 18 games. 

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