With just over 10 games remaining in the NHL season, there will be some changes at the top of the standings. Heading into Friday night’s action, all four division leaders currently have 91 points on the season. Just below are the New York Islanders with 90 points, one behind the New York Rangers in the Metropolitan. On Saturday, the Islanders will be hosting the Atlantic-leading Montreal Canadiens.
The game against Montreal will be the second of a back-to-back at Nassau Coliseum. On Friday night, the Islanders will host the Ottawa Senators. Ottawa is currently sixth in the Atlantic division with 73 points. Senators vs Islanders tickets for Friday night’s game currently have an average price of $79.84 on the secondary market, with a get-in price of $32.
Prices will be slightly more expensive for Saturday’s game against Montreal. Canadiens vs Islanders tickets have an average price of $141.37 with get-in price of $51. While this is a big matchup, there are still five regular season home games with a more expensive average. Games against the Anaheim Ducks, Detroit Red Wings, Buffalo Sabres and the home finale against the Columbus Blue Jackets all have an average price above $170.
The Islanders only have eight home games remaining during the regular season before the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin. According to hockey-reference.com, the Islanders have a 100 percent chance of making the playoffs, though a spot has yet to be officially clinched. The Islanders have an 11.1 percent chance of winning the Eastern Conference, the fifth highest total.