Just three weeks separate us from the best time of the year, the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. 21 days until the most intense hockey of the year takes place where every shift, power play and goal matters immensely and could literally be the difference in between winning a series and going home. With time winding down each game that passes becomes more and more important as teams are jockeying for home ice. The Top 5 NHL tickets of the week are:
Far and away the biggest game of the week is this Original Six matchup in Toronto as the Maple Leafs host the Detroit Red Wings. At an average ticket price of $375 this game is nearly $100 more than the next closest game this week but you can still get into the game for $79 if you act now.
Coming in at a distant second is this Thursday night game between the Chicago Blackhawks and is yet another Original Six game. The Bruins have just lost their first game after going on an impressive 12 game win streak and will look to get back on track against the Blackhawks wherein tickets are averaging $282 with a pricey Get-in cost of $126.
The Broad Street Bullies travel up to Madison Square Garden to play the Rangers on Wednesday night. This game is averaging a considerable $264 per ticket after increasing by 25% since last week while still having a Get-in of $72.
4) 3/30 Chicago Blackhawks @ Pittsburgh Penguins: Avg $250 / Get-in $51 / Up 10%
The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the best teams in the league but unfortunately for them so too will be the team across the ice from them; the Pittsburgh Penguins. When Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews travel to the ‘Burgh they will need to outduel the best player in the NHL right now, Sydney Crosby. Tickets for this big time matchup are up by 10% in the last few days and are now averaging $250 with a Get-in of $51.
5) 3/25 St. Louis Blues @ Toronto Maple Leafs: Avg $248 / Get-in $90 / Down 7%
Coming in just a fraction behind the Blackhawks-Penguins game is this Tuesday night game between the St. Louis Blues and Toronto Maple Leafs which rounds out our list of the Top 5 Games of the Week. This game will take place north of the border in Toronto and will see an average ticket price running for $248 with a high Get-in price of $90 despite falling by 7% since the 17th.