Previewing The Caps Short, December Home Schedule

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New coach Barry Trotz has his hands full in December. The 2014-15 Washington Capital team he took over has been far too pedestrian thus far to make a playoff run. At 11-10-4, the team hasn’t been able to build momentum in the standings or on the ice. While it impressively has the league’s second best powerplay, the Capitals also own the league’s second worst penalty kill. That’s the kind of year it has been for the Capitals thus far; one measure of success followed -- in equal part -- by one measure of failure. All told, the Capitals have scored nearly the same amount of goals as the team has allowed -- a certain harbinger of mediocrity.

December will likely be a make-or-break month for the Capitals. The team has eight divisional games before the end of the year, including two against the Devils, who the Capitals are currently neck-and-neck with in the standings.

Below are the Capitals remaining home game tickets prices on the secondary market for the month of December:

12/13 vs Tampa Bay Lightning | Average Price: $131.48 | Get-in: $31

The Capitals, in the midst of a jam-packed December slate, have two skates against the Lightning. That’s not good as the Bolts are surging and the Caps are, well, just getting by. Tickets on the secondary market to the Capitals-Lightning matchup on the 13th are $131.48 on average, according to TicketIQ. This is the Capitals most expensive home game of the month. Tickets to it are 34% higher than the team’s December average. You can get in for just $31 though.

12/22 vs Ottawa Senators | Average Price: $111.95 | Get-in: $22

The Senators and Caps have played each other evenly over the years, though the Capitals have a slight advantage at home; they’re 25-14-4. The average ticket price to the Sens/Caps is $111.95 on the secondary market, which is slightly higher than the Capitals home average this month. The minimum you can pay to get in is $22, according to TicketIQ.

12/11 vs Columbus Blue Jacket | Average Price: $64.44 | Get-in: $11

Anytime you can go to a hockey game for around $11, you should go. Such is the case with the 12/11 skate between the Blue Jackets and Capitals. The minimum you can pay to get into this game is an astonishingly low $11, according to TicketIQ. On the secondary market, the average price of a ticket to the matchup is $64.44.

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