(UPDATE 5-10-2015) Following their 2-1 loss in game 5 at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Capitals game 6 tickets started to trend up on the secondary market. Prices rose 5% to an average price of $242 per seat. Currently, there are still plenty of deals available with nearly 1000 tickets available and prices starting at $92. If you want to be at Verizon Center tonight, check out the links below:
(UPDATE 4-23-2015) Game 4 got physical on Long Island, with the Capitals and Islanders trading vicious hits in front of a packed Nassau ColiseumTuesday night. Washington’s Tom Wilson got the best of Lubomir Visnovsky in the third period, eliciting a bone-shaking hit that took the defenseman out of the game. With the Capitals tying the series at two games apiece, the teams travel back to the Verizon Center in D.C. for Game 5 Thursday. Fans looking for last minute tickets are in luck, too, as prices continue to tumble on the secondary market.
According to TicketIQ, the average price for Capitals vs Islanders tickets is $136.58, down 12.5% from Tuesday’s average of $156.19. Get-in price for Thursday’s game starts at $54.
2015 Capitals vs Islanders Tickets 59% More Expensive at Nassau Coliseum Than Verizon Center
The series will then return to Uniondale for Game 6 Saturday, where Islanders vs Capitals tickets average at $307.48 and the low ticket price is $124. The weekend game could potentially be the Islanders’ final home game at Nassau Coliseum before the team relocates to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center next year, which is largely impacting a spike in ticket prices on the secondary market.
(Update 4-20-2015) John Tavares shook off the cobwebs against the Capitals in Game 3 Sunday afternoon, netting a much-needed goal just 15 seconds into overtime play. The Islanders now own a 2-1 series lead over the Caps heading into Game 4 Tuesday night, and ticket prices will be significantly more expensive in Long Island than in the nation’s capital. The average price for Islanders playoff tickets over Games 4 and, if necessary, 6 is $311.14. That’s 59.4% more expensive than the $195.19 average that Capitals playoff tickets average at the Verizon Center for Game 5 and a potential Game 7.
The average price for Islanders playoffs tickets on TicketIQ during the first round is $426.21, 24.5% more expensive than 2013’s first round average of $342.21. During the regular season, Islanders tickets owned a secondary average of $154. That marks a playoff premium of 177% for tickets this season.
The team finishes with 101 points over the regular season and earns second place in the Metropolitan division, their best finish since 1984’s team posted 104 points and made the franchise’s last Stanley Cup Final appearance. Equipped with youth and one of the league’s most dominant centers in John Tavares, the Islanders will hope to win their first playoff series win since 1993. They’ve appeared in six postseasons since then, each time falling to their first opponent.
During the playoffs, home games will be slightly more expensive at Nassau. Islanders playoff tickets will be 19% more expensive than games played in Washington during the first round.
On TicketIQ, the average price for Capitals playoff tickets over the first round is $244.40 on the secondary market. That marks a 150% premium over the regular season, when the team averaged a $118 ticket at the Verizon Center.
The Capitals have found a bevy of success under head coach Barry Trotz, who has taken the Capitals from fifth to second/third place in his first season at the helm. Prior to taking the reins in the nation’s capital, Trotz coached the Predators for 15 seasons and compiled a 557-479-100 record.
Washington and New York split four games during the regular season, three of which went into overtime. The Capitals were the one team to notch a win in regulation.