This year's NBA and NHL playoffs may break records for the total number of game 7's. Tonight, we have another one in Boston as the Bruins take on the Canadiens with the winner moving on to face the New York Rangers, who beat the Penguins last night also in a game 7. We broke down prices for Bruins tickets for tonight's game, as well as other game 7's from this year's playoffs over on Forbes earlier today. Here is some of that article:
Overall there have been 10 game 7s so far between the NBA and NHL this postseason, while the record of 12 was set in 1994. Since 2003, when the NBA changed the quarterfinals to a seven-game series, the two leagues have averaged just under combined seven game 7s and the fewest came in 2007 when there were just two game 7s.
...that excitement has been reflected in ticket price on the secondary market. For the ten game 7s so far this postseason the average ticket price has been $311.65. Of the eight in the first round the average was $303.37, while the First Round average for all 32 teams was $231.83, representing a 31% premium for game 7s.
The next game 7 on the playoff schedule will be the Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins tonight at TD Garden. Boston Bruins tickets for the matchup have an average price of $473.39. The Canadiens and Bruins have a lot of postseason history. As two of the Original Six teams, Montreal and Boston have played in eight game 7s since 1939. That’s almost half of the 22 total game Sevens the Bruins have played in the same time span.
Six of the ten game 7s to have already happened averaged over $300 per seat on the secondary market for the postseason. The Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers game 7 at MSG has been the most expensive ticket so far at $489.04.
Click here to read the rest of this article. Also, below is an infographic breaking down the ticket prices for all of this year's game 7's.