Overlooking the entire league in the standings are the Washington Capitals, who have collected an astounding 94 points through 61 games and are on pace to run away with the President's Trophy by the end of the regular season. The Capitals will be shipping up to Boston to play the Bruins on Saturday in the most expensive game of the week, and rest assured the weekend affair will be a dogfight at TD Garden. The Bruins find themselves in the thick of a playoff race in the Atlantic division and could gain considerable ground over the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers with a win over the league's top team. For those hoping to attend, however, tickets will cost a pretty penny.
Check out this week's top-priced NHL games below, according to data provided by TicketIQ:
3/05/16 Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals | Avg. Price: $278.47 | Get-in: $125
In what may foreshadow a potential playoff series, the Bruins and Capitals battle in a pivotal Eastern Conference showdown this Saturday. The average price for Boston Bruins tickets on the secondary market against the Capitals is now $278.47 and the get-in price is $125. With the league's best team in town, it's no surprise that Saturday's game is the most expensive home game remaining in Boston this season.
2/29/16 New York Rangers vs Columbus Blue Jackets | Avg. Price: $244.42 | Get-in: $77
Making one of the biggest splashes before Monday's trade deadline were the New York Rangers, who traded away Finnish prospect Aleksi Saarela and a second-round pick in 2016 and 2017 for former Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal. The Rangers have fortified an already dominant core, and the addition of Staal will smooth out the top nine. They'll welcome the Columbus Blue Jackets to Madison Square Garden on Monday, where New York Rangers tickets on the secondary market average $244.42 against the Blue Jackets. If looking just to get in the cheapest ticket is listed for $77. The Rangers trail the Capitals by 16 points in the Metropolitan division.
3/05/16 Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators | Avg. Price: $216.82 | Get-in: $75
It has been another season of forget in Toronto as the Maple Leafs have skated to a league-worst 52 points through 60 games. Still, the team has posted big demand for home games all season long on the secondary market, and that will again be the case when the Leafs host the Ottawa Senators at Air Canada Centre on Saturday. The average price for Toronto Maple Leafs tickets against the Senators average $216.82 on the secondary market. The get-in price is $75. The Senators find themselves outside the playoff standings but still alive with 66 points.
3/05/16 Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks | Avg. Price: $210.30 | Get-in: $81
Rounding out this week's top NHL games list is a Saturday matchup between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks at Staples Center. The SoCal matchup pits the Pacific division's top two teams against one another as they clash for the top spot. Kings vs Ducks tickets on the resale market now average $210.30 and the cheapest ticket is $81. The Kings currently control the the division with 78 points, though the Ducks trail closely behind with 76 points and a game in-hand.