Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames Pick – NHL April 23, 2022

The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames meet in a Western Canada rivalry matchup in Alberta at the Saddledome. The Flames are looking to put a bow on a good season in the Pacific Division.

Calgary has clinched the division and have little to play for as far as the regular season is concerned now. Staying in good form and healthy is the most important goal for the Flames at this point.

They are going into Saturday with a record of 48-20-10 and 106 points. The Colorado Avalanche are well ahead for the top seed in the West. They have a ten-point advantage on the Flames for first in the Western Conference.

The Flames are coming off a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars two days back on Thursday. It was a nice response following a 3-2 loss in a shootout at Nashville.

The Canucks are coming off back-to-back losses against the Ottawa Senators, 4-3 SO, and Minnesota Wild, 6-3. This was a step back for the Canucks after they won six straight games.

Vancouver is going into this one with a record of 38-29-11 and 87 points. They are on life support with their playoff quest nearing an end soon.

Those two losses were a kill shot to the Canucks, who did well to at least make it interesting after hiring Bruce Boudreau. I don’t see his team going down without trying..

Head below for our free Canucks vs. Flames prediction on April 23, 2022.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames Live Betting Odds:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Vancouver Canucks +1.5 (-145) +165 Over 6 (-125)
Calgary Flames -1.5 (+125) -195 Under 6 (+105)
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Team Data Vancouver Canucks Calgary Flames
Overall Record 38-29-11 48-20-10
Puckline Record 47-31 43-35
Away/Home Record 20-15-4 24-9-7
Puckline Away/Home 24-15 21-19
Goals Per Game 3.74 2.58
Goals Against Per Game 2.99 3.55
Shots Per Game 31.97 35.55
Shots Against Per Game 31.81 28.87

Canucks vs. Flames Prediction:

The Canucks should go down swinging this season. Bruce Beaudrou isn’t going to allow the Canucks to go down quietly.

Before he took the head coaching job, the Canucks didn’t show much pride. However, they’ve been handling things better since Travis Green was fired.

Green was fortunate to last that long with the Canucks. There wasn’t much going well for the Canucks towards the end of his tenure.

Vancouver has been much more active offensively under Beaudreau. In their previous ten outings, the Canucks have scored 4.3 goals per game going into Calgary.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames Betting Trends:


  • 6-1 overall in their previous seven games versus the Western Conference
  • 6-2 overall in their previous eight games
  • OVER is 6-0-2 in their previous eight games
  • OVER is 7-1-1 in their previous nine games versus the Pacific Division
  • OVER is 3-1-1 in their previous five games on a Saturday


  • 10-1 overall in their previous 11 games on a Saturday
  • 5-1 overall in their previous six games versus the Pacific Division
  • OVER is 4-0-1 in their previous five games as a betting favorite
  • OVER is 4-1-1 in their previous six games versus the Western Conference
  • OVER is 5-2-2 in their previous nine games versus a team with a losing record

The Flames have been too hot offensively this season. Even if it’s a good night for the Canucks, it could be tough on the Flames. Across their last ten outings, the Flames have notched 4.1 goals per game.

At home this season they’ve scored 3.73 goals per game and overall the Flames are sixth in the NHL in scoring. Jacob Markstrom who has given the Flames a big lift between the pipes will not be active tonight, though.

Markstrom is receiving a rest in this one, as Daniel Vladar will assume the starting duties. Vladar has a 2.71 GAA and 0.906 save percentage going into the Saddledome tonight.

Look for this one to see some goals from both sides. There have been at least 7 goals scored in three of their last four meetings. Expect a 4-3 or 5-2 final score in Calgary at the Saddledome tonight.


Canucks vs. Flames Pick
Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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