(UPDATE 5/7/15) One Western Conference Final team can be decided on Thursday night. The Chicago Blackhawks will take the ice on the road at Xcel Energy Center with a chance to sweep the Minnesota Wild. As Minnesota has struggled to hang with Chicago in this series, it’s no surprise that Wild playoff tickets have dropped in price on the secondary market. The current average price for Game 4 in Minnesota is $214.93 with a get-in price of $95. If the Blackhawks win, they would await the winner of the Anaheim Ducks-Calgary Flames series. Anaheim currently has a 2-1 series lead. If Minnesota wins, the series would head back to Chicago for Game 5. The average price for Blackhawks playoff tickets on Saturday is currently $347.34.
2015 Wild vs Blackhawks Playoff Tickets For Game 4 Are Averaging $293 With Minnesota On The Brink
(UPDATE 5/6/15) Things are not looking good for the Minnesota Wild. Heading into Game 4, Minnesota is down 3-0 in their series against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Wild will need a win on Thursday night to keep hope alive for an appearance in the Conference Finals. However, the brink of elimination hasn’t stopped Minnesota fans from paying high prices to get into Xcel Energy Arena. The average price of Wild playoff tickets for Game 4 is currently $293.32. If the Wild do get a win at home, prices will be almost twice as expensive in Chicago. Blackhawks playoff tickets for a potential Game 5 have an average price of $545.14 on the secondary market.
Down 2-0, Wild vs Blackhawks Playoff Tickets Are Down 17% For Game 3 In Minnesota
(UPDATE 5/4/15) The Minnesota Wild hoped they would be heading home with at least one win, but that won’t be the case. The Chicago Blackhawks won the first two games in their second round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The series will head to Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday night for Game 3. As return home in the 0-2 hole, Wild playoff tickets have dropped 17% on the secondary market for Game 3. The average price is currently $276.77 with a get-in price of $99. Tuesday’s Game 3 is currently the only game set in Minnesota with an average price below $350.
2015 Blackhawks vs Wild Playoff Tickets For Round 2 Are 18.5% Higher In United Center Than Xcel Energy Center
(4/28/15) For the second time in the past two years. the Minnesota Wild are in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They have not passed that round since 2002-03 when they made it to the Western Conference Final. Their opponent, the Chicago Blackhawks, have made it to the second round in each of the past three seasons and in five of the past seven. In that time frame the Blackhawks have also won two Stanley Cups. Chicago and Minnesota finished in third and fourth place in the Central division during the regular season, but they defeated the top two teams, the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues, in the first round.
Chicago will hold home ice advantage for this series, with the potential to host four games. Across those four games, Blackhawks playoff tickets have an average price of $602.32 on the secondary market. Only two of those games are guaranteed and the average price for Games 1 and 2 is just $392.58. Tickets prices jump significantly for Games 5 and 7 with average prices of $737.03 and $979.42, respectively.
Throughout the whole series, games at the United Center will be 18.5% more expensive than those played at Xcel Energy Center. The average price for Wild playoff tickets across three potential games is $508.10. That is greatly skewed by the average price of a potential Game 6, which has an average price of $768.78. The average price for the first two guaranteed home games, Games 3 and 4 of the series, is $374.82.
During the regular season, Chicago and Minnesota met five times. The Blackhawks led the season series 3-2, but the Wild won the two most recent games. The Wild also posted the only shutout between these two during the regular season, a 3-0 victory on February 3.