Corey Crawford didn’t do so well at the Rise Against concert, but the Chicago Blackhawks have risen again. Even with their star goaltender on the sidelines with a lower-body ailment, the Hawks got scorchingly hot and won eight in a row. At 22-9-1, the team is many pundits’ top squad this year through 30+ games. In Crawford’s absence, backups Scott Darling and Antti Raanta rose to the occasion, combining for a fantastic .945 save percentage and leading the team during its hot streak. In addition to leading the Central Division, the Hawks lead the league in shots on goal and have allowed the second fewest goals in the league. Their +34 goal differential is also tops in the league -- and by a wide margin (the Penguins are next with 27).
Below are the Blackhawks most expensive home games for 2015 as the team tries to reach its third Stanley Cup Final since 2010. Tickets for all games can be purchased below:
2/22 vs Boston Bruins | Average Price: $333.10 | Get-in: $132
Panic in Boston? The Bruins are 1-4-1 in December and barely above .500. It could really use star play-maker David Krejci back. Tickets on the secondary market to the Bruins vs the Blackhawks are $333.10 on average. The February 22 matchup is the Hawks’ most expensive home game. The get-in price is $132.
2/15 vs Pittsburgh Penguins | Average Price: $331.71 | Get-in: $136
Though a mumps outbreak and Sidney Crosby’s subsequent contraction of the disease has given Penguins’ fans a fright, the team is nevertheless surging. It is tied for the fewest losses in the league and Evgeni Malkin is tied for second in total points. The average price of Penguins-Blackhawks tickets is $331.71 on the secondary market. The get-in price is $136.
2/18 vs Detroit Red Wings | Average Price: $320.37 | Get-in: $118
February is an expensive month in Chicago. When the Penguins come to town, it’ll be the Hawks’ second most expensive home game of the season. Blackhawks vs Red Wings tickets on the secondary market are $320.37 on average. The minimum you can pay to get in is $118.
4/5 vs St. Louis Blues | Average Price: $309.16 | Get-in: $116
Western Conference Finals preview, anyone? The Blues are hot (they’ve won four in a row), goalie Brian Elliott has the league’s third best GAA and out of nowhere, Vladimir Tarasenko has the third most goals in the NHL. The average price of a secondary market ticket to the Blues-Blackhawks is $309.16. The least you can pay to get into the game is $116.
3/8 vs New York Rangers | Average Price: $302.49 | Get-in: $105
The Rangers have played well recently (they’ve won three in a row), but the Blue Shirts have struggled on the road this season (they’re just .500). Rick Nash is red hot, though. The bulky winger has a 10-game point streak. The average price of secondary market ticket to the Rangers-Blackhawks is $302.49. The minimum you can pay to get in is $105.