Thanks to a successful month of March, the Washington Capitals have clinched a playoff berth. The Capitals are one of four teams in the Eastern Conference to have clinched a playoff berth. Washington currently sits ahead of the New York Islanders in the Metropolitan division, which would give the Capitals home ice advantage in the first round, while relegating the Islanders to a Wild Card spot. However, the Islanders have three games remaining in the regular season while the Capitals only have two. Both of those games will come at home.
Washington will play the Boston Bruins on April 8 and the Metropolitan-leading New York Rangers on April 11. The average price for Bruins tickets between those two games is $162.91. However, the game against the New York Rangers will be significantly more expensive, sporting an average price of $181.20 and a get-in price of $73.
Prices will be ever more expensive for Capitals playoff tickets on the secondary market in the first round. For Washington’s first two home games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the average price is $234.44. The average price for Home Game 1 is currently $237.57, while Home Game 2 has an average of $231.21. The Capitals’ seeding will determine whether those games are the first two of the series or are Games 3 and 4.
According to the playoff probabilities from hockey-reference.com, the Capitals have a 15.3 percent chance of winning the Eastern Conference. That is the third highest probability behind the Rangers and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Washington has a 7.7 percent chance of winning the Stanley Cup behind the Rangers, Lightning, St, Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks.