Streaming / TV Channels – The Streamable

On Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 10:00 p.m. EDT, the Calgary Flames take on the Dallas Stars. The game airs exclusively on Bally Sports Southwest, Fox Sports Southwest and ESPN2, which you can stream with a live TV streaming service.

Calgary Flames vs. Dallas Stars

In Dallas, the game airs on Bally Sports Southwest (formerly Fox Sports Southwest), which is available with a 5-day free trial of DIRECTV STREAM. Since Hulu, YouTube TV, fuboTV, and Sling TV don’t carry Bally Sports Southwest, this is your only option for streaming Dallas Stars games throughout the year.

Nationally, the game will stream on ESPN2, which is available with a 5-day free trial of DIRECTV STREAM. It is also available on Sling TV, fuboTV and YouTube TV.

Can you stream Calgary Flames vs. Dallas Stars on ESPN+?

For those out of market, while NHL.TV out of market games are now on ESPN+, this Calgary Flames vs. Dallas Stars game will not be available as it is on ESPN2.

However, during the NHL regular season, you can watch almost any out-of-market game with a subscription to ESPN+, as well as The Disney Bundle.

You can stream this game without cable on Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Mobile with live TV streaming service like DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Sling TV, Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV. If you’ve never tried it before, you can get a 5-day free trial of DIRECTV STREAM.

All Live TV Streaming Options

Price: $89.99
Understand : Bally Sports Southwest, Fox Sports Southwest and ESPN2 + 35 best cable channels


Price: $69.99
Understand : ESPN2 + 27 best cable channels

TV Sling

Price: $35
Understand : ESPN2 + 16 best cable channels

Hulu TV Live

Price: $69.99
Understand : ESPN2 + 32 best cable channels

YouTube Television

Price: $64.99
Understand : ESPN2 + 32 best cable channels

Dallas Stars vs. Calgary Flames game preview: Flames-Stars rematch in unexpected playoff opener

The Calgary Flames and Dallas Stars both ended their regular season finale thinking they were going to open the playoffs against someone else. They will instead meet in the first round for the second time in three seasons.

“It’s crazy, we were 0.01 seconds away from playing the other opponent,” said Matthew Tkachuk, one of Calgary’s two 100-point scorers this season.

Dallas was expecting an opener against top-seeded Colorado. The Stars and Calgary had already played out the final night of the regular season before Nashville blew a four-goal lead and lost 5-4 in regulation to last-placed Arizona. That put the Stars one point ahead of the Predators for the top wild-card spot and reset the Western Conference first-round pairings.

The Predators get Colorado in the first round, instead of opening a series against Calgary.

“I left the rink, all I think about is Colorado, OK, we’re going in Monday,” Stars coach Rick Bowness said. “So get out of the car, and now we’re going to Calgary on Sunday. It’s shocking actually, but that’s hockey.

Game 1 of the best-of-seven series is Tuesday night in Calgary. The Stars won their first-round series in six games two years ago in Canada’s NHL bubble without any fans. Calgary has won two of three this season, with a 4-2 Pacific Division home win over the Stars on April 21.

Dallas has a 70-point scoring trio on its front line, led by 37-year-old Joe Pavelski, a career-high 81 points. But the Flames’ three top-line skaters are 40-goal scorers with more total points, and are the top three in the NHL for plus-minus odds: Johnny Gaudreau with a career-best season (115 points, plus -64), Tkachuk (104 points, plus-57) and Elias Lindholm (82 points, plus-61).

“Same as our top line,” Bowness said. “Just highly skilled players who have great chemistry.”

Pavelski (plus-11) is paired with 20-something forwards Jason Robertson (79 points, plus-16), Dallas’ only fourth-highest skater with a 40-goal season, and Roope Hintz (72 points, plus-15).

“An incredible player,” Calgary coach Darryl Sutter said of Pavelski. “He’s one of the guys I really, really respect in the league.”


Sutter has 699 wins in 1,397 games and is 65-36-11 since returning to the Flames midway through last season.

“It’s just stable,” Tkachuk said of Calgary’s second stint under Sutter.

Sutter, 63, coached the Stanley Cup championship in 2012 and 2014 with the Los Angeles Kings, one of three other NHL teams he served as head coach.

Bowness, the 67-year-old at the end of his current contract, has played 693 regular-season games as a head coach (with six teams) over five different decades. Hall of Famers Pat Quinn and Scotty Bowman are the only other coaches to do so. Bowness has been on an NHL bench for more than 2,500 games as a head coach or assistant coach.


Jacob Markstrom, whose only previous playoff experience was with Vancouver in 2020, went from 19 losses in 43 games in his debut with Calgary last year to a league-high 37 wins and nine shutouts in 63 starts this season. He has a .922 save percentage and a 2.22 goals-against average.

Jake Oettinger played two games in the Bubble Playoffs two years ago before playing a regular season game for the Stars. Oettinger, 23, after splitting time last season with now-injured Anton Khudobin, is now their top goaltender and is 30-15-1 with a 0.914 save percentage and 2.53 GAA this season.


After making the playoffs two seasons ago, Calgary and Dallas both missed the playoffs last year after a shortened 56-game regular season. This is the third playoff appearance in four seasons for both teams, with 2020-21 being the exception for both.


Two weeks ago, Dallas suffered three regulation losses in four nights on a trip to Canada that ended in a 4-2 loss at Calgary. This pointless trip became even more miserable due to travel issues, including changing planes and going through customs a second time. They didn’t arrive home until well after midnight after leaving the hotel at 8.30am.

The Stars were 3-5-1 in Canada this season. Those three wins were in overtime, part of their NHL-high 28 one-goal wins.

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