Canadian NHL team, the Calgary Flames, have had a somewhat tumultuous journey. The winner of seven previous division championships, the Flames disappointingly exited the 2019-20 playoffs, causing fans to wonder how they can compete for the Stanley Cup this time around. With team captain Mark Giordano and stars like Sean Monahan, it’s possible that the Flames could make a roaring comeback. To see exactly how they do, we’ve figured out exactly how to stream Flames games from the upcoming season.
What channels show the Calgary Flames games?
NHL Network is the only national network that broadcasts a lot of Calgary Flames games. But most Flames games are found on Canadian regional sports network, Sportsnet One. That means that Sportsnet One is the only way to watch Flames games live.
Streaming the Calgary Flames live without cable
How to watch the Calgary Flames on Hulu + Live TV
In its 65+ channel list, Hulu + Live TV features more than 15 major sports networks like ESPN and NBC Sports Network and regional networks from FOX and NBC. However, it lacks professional league networks, which means you won’t be able to watch NHL Network for hockey games. But you can sometimes watch the flames live on Hulu’s NBC Sports Chicago and NBC Sports California.
To access Hulu’s live schedule and expansive on-demand catalog, you’ll have to pay $54.99/mo. The basic package comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR and 2 simultaneous streams. You can also get even more sports content with the Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu bundle. Try Hulu + Live TV for free for 7 days before committing to any costs.
How to watch the Calgary Flames on fuboTV
When it comes to packages and pricing, fuboTV offers users a little more variety. Choose one of 3 plans. The popular Family plan costs $64.99/mo. and comes with more than 100 channels, 250 hours of cloud DVR and 3 simultaneous streams. For $79.99/mo., you can enjoy the Elite package. It has the same networks as the Family package, plus the 40-channel Extra add-on, which includes NHL Network for Calgary Flames fans. Plus, it comes with 1,000 hours of DVR and unlimited at-home streaming. Finally, there’s the $29.99/mo. Spanish-language plan, offering around 30 channels and 250 hours of recording space.
fuboTV airs over 30,000 sporting events every single year, including in 4K for an ultra-sharp resolution. There are games from ESPN, FS1, and NBA TV and regional content from the likes of FOX and NBC. In fact, the service includes 3 Calgary Flames regional channels: MSG, NBC Sports California, and NBC Sports Chicago. You can try fuboTV packages for free for 7 days to see if you’re happy.
How to watch the Calgary Flames on YouTube TV
Most US households can watch their full local network selection, thanks to YouTube TV‘s extensive local coverage. That means fans can watch a Flames game live via NBC Sports California and NBC Sports Chicago. But the downside is that YouTube TV is missing several professional league networks, including hockey’s NHL Network and football’s NFL Network. To make up for it, YouTube TV dedicates almost a quarter of its 85+ networks to sports, with names like FS1, NBC Sports Network, and TNT all making the cut.
There’s only one plan available to subscribers, and it costs $64.99/mo. For that price, you’ll be given unlimited cloud DVR storage, so you can record as many Flames games as you want without worrying. Plus, you’ll get 3 simultaneous streams and can take advantage of the service’s Views filters, which allow you to hide score spoilers and catch replays of vital game moments. Finally, a 2-week free trial is up for grabs — a particularly lengthy option in the world of live TV streaming services.
How to watch the Calgary Flames on Sling TV
Like fuboTV, Sling TV‘s NHL Network only comes as an optional extra. If you sign up for $35/mo. Sling Orange plan, you’ll get 31 networks like ESPN and the Sports Extra add-on for an additional $11/mo. Sling Blue users will also have to pay $35/mo. for access to around 45 networks, including FOX and NBC, plus an extra $11/mo. for the add-on, which also comes with NFL RedZone. There’s also the option to pay $50/mo. for the combined Orange + Blue package. (Note that if you want to watch a Flames live stream via NBC Sports California, you’ll have to become a Blue member.)
No matter which package you sign up for, you’ll receive only 10 hours of cloud DVR. But pay an extra $5/mo., and that total will increase to 50 hours. Simultaneous streaming limits, however, differ by plan. Orange users get a single stream, Blue subscribers get 3, and Orange + Blue users will get 4.
Check out our review on Sling TV for more information.
How to watch the Calgary Flames on Sportsnet Now
Sportsnet Now is the streaming destination for all Sportsnet channels. And although it costs $24.99/mo. (a much cheaper price than rival services), it’s only available for viewers in Canada. If that’s you, you’ll be pleased to hear you can watch the Calgary Flames on both Sportsnet One and NHL Network via this particular platform.
As well as plenty of NHL content, it includes hundreds of MLB and NBA events. But it doesn’t come with standard streaming service features like cloud DVRs and simultaneous viewing. That means you won’t be able to record games or use the same account to stream to more than one device at the same time. There’s also no free trial. But for less than $30/mo., that’s almost a given.