The Chicago Blackhawks failed to draw a fine line in the Central division over the weekend, dropping consecutive games to the St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars and subsequently falling into third place in the division. With 12 games left in the regular season, the push to the playoffs intensifies this week, and the team will host this week's most expensive game when they take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.
Check out this week's top-priced games below, per TicketIQ:
3/16/16 Chicago Blackhawks vs Philadelphia Flyers (Green Hat Giveaway) | Avg. Price: $284.42 | Get-in: $104
The Blackhawks will hope to right the ship tonight when they welcome the Los Angeles Kings to United Center. However, Wednesday's game against the Flyers will be a considerably pricier game to attend. As it stands now, Chicago Blackhawks tickets against the Flyers now average $284.42 on the secondary market - 17.3% more expensive than the team's season average of $242.20. If looking just to get past the gates, the cheapest ticket to Wednesday's game is $104. The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a special green hat in celebration of St. Patrick's Day.
3/19/16 Los Angeles Kings vs Boston Bruins | Avg. Price: $210.92 | Get-in: $76
A battle of first-place teams will commence at Staples Center on Saturday when the Los Angeles Kings host the Boston Bruins. The Atlantic-leading Bruins possess a one-point lead over the Florida Panthers though the Panthers have two games in hand prior to their matchup against the Islanders tonight. The Kings lead the Anaheim Ducks by two points in the Pacific and will hope to gain ground with a win at home this weekend. Los Angeles Kings tickets against the Boston Bruins own a secondary market average of $210.92 and the get-in price starts from $76.
3/18/16 Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks | Avg. Price: $187.14 | Get-in: $49
Though not mathematically eliminated from the playoff picture just yet, both the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks will need to play near-perfect hockey to continue their respective seasons through April. They'll meet at Rexall Place on Friday in what will be the third most expensive game this week. Edmonton Oilers tickets on the secondary market against the Canucks currently average $187.14 and the cheapest ticket is $49.
3/18/16 Anaheim Ducks vs Boston Bruins | Avg. Price: $147.39 | Get-in: $42
The Bruins again appear on this week's top games list when they take on the Ducks in Anaheim on Friday. With both teams bound for the postseason, Friday's game is bearing playoff-like prices, and Anaheim Ducks tickets are averaging $147.39 and the get-in price starts from $42. In their only other game this season back in January, the Ducks took a decisive 6-2 victory over the Bruins at TD Garden.
3/19/16 San Jose Sharks vs New York Rangers | Avg. Price: $122.36 | Get-in: $48
Rounding off this week's top NHL games is a Saturday matchup between the San Jose Sharks and New York Rangers at SAP Center. With the Sharks currently in possession of the third seed in the Pacific, they'll host a Rangers team looking to maintain composure in an increasingly tight-knit Metro division. San Jose Sharks tickets against the Rangers now average $122.36 and the cheapest ticket is $48.