(UPDATE 4-24-2015) Wednesday’s overtime win in Pittsburgh gave the New York Rangers a 3-1 series lead over the Penguins. The two teams now return to Madison Square Garden for Game 5 Friday, and ticket prices won’t be cheap on the secondary market.
According to TicketIQ, the average secondary price for Game 5 Rangers vs Penguins tickets is $427.63. For fans hoping to just get past the turnstile, the get-in price starts at $201.
Should the series travel back to Pittsburgh for Game 6 Sunday, Penguins vs Rangers tickets average at $184.62, 56.8% cheaper than Game 5’s average in New York. Get-in price for that game is currently listed at $62.
2015 Rangers vs Penguins Tickets Now 65% Cheaper at Consol Energy Center Than Madison Square Garden
(Update 4-20-2015) The New York Rangers will head to Pittsburgh tonight as their first-round series with the Penguins makes its way to the Consol Energy Center for Game 3. The teams split games at Madison Square Garden, with the Penguins inching out the Rangers on Saturday night for their first win of the playoffs. As the series heads to the Steel City, ticket prices on the secondary market will drop significantly. The average price for Penguins playoff tickets over Games 3, 4 and, if necessary, 6 is $185.59, 65.2% cheaper than the $534.60 average that Rangers playoff tickets average at over Games 5 and 7 (if necessary).
(Update 4-17-2015) The New York Rangers scored 28 seconds into Game 1 of their first round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins and didn’t give up the lead. In a chippy game, the Rangers were able to escape with a 2-1 win and a 1-0 series lead. Rangers playoff tickets for Game 2 have an average price of $455.08, up 9.5% above the average price of Game 1. Games in New York are still significantly more expensive than those in Pittsburgh, by 204%. Games 3, 4 and 6 have a combined average price of $171.72 at Consol Energy Center.
(Update 4-15-2015) The New York Rangers enter the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs with the President’s Trophy in tow, but they’ll have their ultimate sights set on hoisting Lord Stanley by June. The Penguins serve as the first road block along the way, and the two teams will drop the puck in Game 1 at Madison Square Garden Thursday night. Don’t expect to get in cheap in Midtown Manhattan, however, as the average secondary price for Rangers playoff tickets over the team’s four possible home games in the quarterfinals is $479.81. In Pittsburgh, the CONSOL Energy Center will see drastically cheaper prices on the secondary market. Penguins playoff tickets currently average at $164.96 during the first round, marking a 191% premium at the Garden to see the two teams battle it out this postseason.
The New York Rangers have defined themselves as the clear team to beat in the NHL this season. Winners of the President’s Trophy with 113 points under their belt, the Blueshirts enter the Stanley Cup Finals with the best record in the league and will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round. They’ll aim to return to the Finals for the second consecutive year, hoping to rid the memories of a Game 5 loss to the Los Angeles Kings last season.
The current average secondary price for NY Rangers playoff tickets over the first round is $653.92. With home ice advantage throughout the playoffs, the Rangers have the potential to host four games each series should it extend to a Game 7. Last season, the team inched past the Philadelphia Flyers in seven quarterfinal games and would advance to play the Pittsburgh Penguins in the semifinals. Over the regular season, the average price for Rangers tickets on TicketIQ was $229.90, marking a price premium of 184% for playoff tickets.
In last year's series Eastern Semifinals series between the two teams, the Rangers fell behind 3-1 before winning the last three games in a row to take the series and move on to the conference finals. In that series, Penguins tickets averaged $313.48 on the secondary market, almost 57% more expensive than it will be to see this match-up this time around. Rangers tickets averaged $454.19 last year, just $4 less than this season.
Penguins playoff tickets have an average price of $194.62 across the three potential games at Consol Energy Arena in the first round. That will be a 14.5% premium above Pittsburgh’s regular season average price of $175. That average was the eighth highest in the NHL during the regular season.
During the regular season, the Rangers and Penguins met four times. The Rangers won three games, one of which came in overtime. Pittsburgh’s lone win came on a shootout in November.