Predators 1st Round Playoff Tickets Are 92% Higher Than They Were Last Year

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2014-15 has been quite a bounceback season for the Nashville Predators. Last season, the Predators finished sixth in the Central division with just 88 points. This season Nashville eclipsed 88 points at the end of February. The Predators comfortably sit atop the Central with a four point lead over the St. Louis Blues and a five point lead over the Chicago Blackhawks. While Nashville sits four points below the Anaheim Ducks for the top seed in the Western Conference, they have already clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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During the regular season, Nashville only has two home games remaining. Neither will be relatively expensive on the secondary market. The Predators will play the Dallas Stars on April 4 with an average price of $88.51 and a get-in price of $27. The regular season finale will be played on April 9 against the Minnesota Wild. Minnesota is currently one of the two Wild Card teams, but Predators vs Wild tickets have an average price of $88.36 and a get-in price of $24.

Once the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin, the prices for Predators playoff tickets will be significantly more expensive. Across the first two games of the opening round, the average price is $257.03, 190.6% above the average for the final two regular season games. Home Game 1 has an average price of $265.93 with a get-in price of $125. Home Game 2 sports an average of $248.66 with a get-in price of $147.

According to playoff probabilities from hockey-reference.com, Nashville has an 11.8 percent chance of taking the top seed in the West from Anaheim. The Predators have a 15.4 percent chance of winning the West, the second highest probability behind the Blackhawks. However, the Preds have a 6.5 percent chance of winning the Stanley Cup, the seventh highest odds in the league.

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