The Stanley Cup Playoffs are finally here. The most exciting time of the NHL season officially starts on Wednesday when the puck drops in Ottawa and Washington. As the excitement stretches across the US and Canada, ticket prices on the secondary market are posting high premiums all across the first round.
Both New York teams see high secondary market premiums for their first round matchups. Rangers playoff tickets at Madison Square Garden against the Pittsburgh Penguins hold a 184% premium over the regular season average for Rangers tickets. The Rangers also hold the most expensive average in the first round out of all 16 participating teams. As the Islanders will be playing their final games at Nassau Coliseum, Islanders playoff tickets hold a 177% premium over the regular season average.
The least expensive games of the first round will come in Detroit, Anaheim and St. Louis. Both the Red Wings and Ducks hold an average price below $150 across potential home games during the opening round. The Blues have a slightly more expensive average at $161.20, but will host the least expensive game of the first round. Game 1 between the Blues and Minnesota Wild has an average price of just $126.51 at Scottrade Center.
For a full breakdown of series averages and other prices, check below.