As NHL Playoff Picture Forms, Jets, Wild and Bruins Among Top-Priced NHL Postseason Hopefuls

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Just two weeks remain in the NHL regular season, and several teams are battling for playoff contention. In the Eastern Conference, the Capitals and Senators cling to both Wild Card spots while the Bruins trail closely behind. The Wild and Kings own the two Wild Card slots in the West, though both are still capable of claiming higher seeds before season end. With tight-knit hockey abound as the calendar flips to April, here’s a look at how each postseason hopeful fares on the secondary ticket market over its final regular season home games.

Washington Capitals | Verizon Center | Avg. Price: $141.93

Arguably the tightest division in the NHL is the Metropolitan, which has seen the Rangers, Islanders and Penguins all own first-place honors over the course of the season. With the Rangers cementing a comfortable lead atop the Metro, the Isles and Penguins will battle it out for home ice in the playoffs in the second and third-place spots.

The Capitals sit just three games behind the Penguins, however, and will look to make waves over the next two weeks. The team will play five more home games in the regular season, and the average price for Washington Capitals tickets on TicketIQ is $141.93.

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Ottawa Senators | Canadian Tire Centre | Avg. Price: $119.66

The Senators currently own the second Wild Card seed in the Eastern Conference and will play five more home games at the Canadian Tire Centre this regular season. The average secondary price for Ottawa Senators tickets over that span is $119.66. Those games will be played against formidable competition, as the Senators set to host the Rangers, Lightning, Capitals and Penguins.

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Boston Bruins | TD Garden | Avg. Price: $210.97

With four regular season home games remaining, the Bruins will need to make a much-needed push to earn a playoff spot. Two of those games will be played against playoff-bound teams, too, as the Bruins set to host the Ducks and Rangers over the next three days. The average price for Boston Bruins tickets is $210.97 on the secondary market. The Bruins currently own 84 points, just one point shy of the Senators for the second Wild Card seed.

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Minnesota Wild | Xcel Energy Center | Avg. Price: $223.74

It’s been an exciting last few weeks for the Wild, who have risen from the depths of the Central division to claim the first Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. The team will play five more home games at the Xcel Energy Center during the regular season, and the average secondary price for Minnesota Wild tickets over those games is $223.74. Each will be a pivotal matchup – the Wild will host the Flames, Kings, Rangers, Red Wings and Jets over the next two weeks.

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Winnipeg Jets | MTS Centre | Avg. Price: $494.82

The Jets have failed to solidify a postseason berth since 2007, giving the team the highest secondary average among all postseason hopefuls over its remaining regular season games. According to TicketIQ, the average secondary price for Winnipeg Jets tickets over the team’s final five games at the MTS Centre is $494.82. Those games will be played against a slew of playoff-bound teams, including the Canadiens, Blackhawks, Rangers and Flames.

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Los Angeles Kings | Staples Center | Avg. Price: $167.98

The defending Stanley Cup champion Kings have had a series of ups and downs all season long but have come on strong as of late. The team is currently vying for the second Wild Card seed behind the Jets and sit just one point behind Winnipeg. Over the final three games at the Staples Center in the regular season, the average price for Los Angeles Kings tickets on TicketIQ is $167.98. The Kings will welcome the Oilers, Avalanche and Sharks over the next two weeks.

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