(UPDATE 5/4/15) There’s little stopping the Anaheim Ducks in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Through six games, the Ducks have yet to lose. The latest victim has been the Calgary Flames, who head home in a 2-0 hole in their second round series. However, Flames playoff tickets are up 16% for Game 3 following the Game 2 loss. The average price for Game 3 at Scotiabank Saddledome is $399.71 with a get-in price of $176. While prices have gone up for Game 3 compared to Sunday, the game is still the only one in Calgary with an average price below $400 on the secondary market.
2015 Flames vs Ducks Playoff Tickets For Round 2 Are 207% More Expensive at Scotiabank Saddledome Than Honda Center
(4/28/15) After the only sweep of the opening round, the Anaheim Ducks will welcome the Calgary Flames as their second round opponent in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Anaheim may have swept the Winnipeg Jets, but they did not have as easy of a time as the 4-0 result would imply. The Ducks had to come back in each of the four games against the Jets. Only in Game 4 did Anaheim enter the third period with a lead. They will now take on the Flames, who upset the Vancouver Canucks in six games during their first round series.
Anaheim will have home-ice advantage during this round and will potentially host four games. Over those four games, Ducks playoff tickets have an average price of $230.81 on the secondary market. However, Ducks tickets don’t reach an average price over $200 until a potential Game 5. The two guaranteed home games, Games 1 and 2 of the series, have a combined average price of $178.37. During the first round, Games 1 and 2 held an average price of just $134.81 at the Honda Center.
While Calgary made the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2008-09 this season, this will be the first time the passed the first round since 2003-04 when they appeared in the Stanley Cup Final. That playoff drought has been felt by the fans and is showing even more in ticket prices on the secondary market. Flames playoff tickets across their three potential home games is $709.08 on the secondary market. While there is a significantly less quantity of tickets available than in Anaheim, tickets are still 207% more expensive at Scotiabank Saddledome than at Honda Center.
Anaheim and Calgary met five times during the regular season with the Ducks winning three. The Flames’ two wins came in the first meeting, on November 18, and the last, on March 11. Calgary’s two wins also saw the two highest goal totals for a team in the five games with four goals in the first game and six in the last. The Flames scored at least three goals in four of the five meetings. The Ducks scored at least three goals in all five games, scoring six goals twice. This has the potential to be an exciting, high-scoring series.