The regular season is winding down, and several NHL teams across the league will continue to battle for playoff positioning over the next two weeks. Saturday will showcase a slew of marquee games, topped by that of a New York Rangers-Buffalo Sabres matchup at Madison Square Garden. The crosstown Islanders also set to welcome a pivotal divisional game between the the Pittsburgh Penguins while over on the west coast the Los Angeles Kings host the Dallas Stars. The Nashville Predators set to take on the San Jose Sharks in the fourth most expensive game of the week. The Detroit Red Wings and Minnesota Wild round things off when they battle at Joe Louis Arena Friday night.
4/2/16 New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres | Avg. Price: $297.39 | Get-in: $100
The Rangers have felt the heat from the surging Penguins over the last two weeks and now sit just three points ahead in the Metropolitan division. They'll need to scrape together as many points as possible if they hope to claim the second spot in the division, and they'll gladly welcome the struggling Buffalo Sabres to MSG this Saturday. The average price for New York Rangers tickets on the secondary market against the Sabres is $297.39 and the get-in price starts from $100.
4/2/16 New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins | Avg. Price: $158.69 | Get-in: $37
As if the move to Brooklyn wasn't enough to anger Islanders fans facing an extended commute from Long Island, their team has fallen on hard times during the most important stretch of the season. The Isles have gone just 3-5-2 over their last 10 games as they've watched the Penguins jump them in the Metro and push them down into the first Wild Card slot. They'll take on Pittsburgh in what will likely be the most important game of the season on Saturday, and New York Islanders tickets against the Penguins currently average $158.69 on the secondary market. The get-in price starts from $37.
4/2/16 Los Angeles Kings vs Dallas Stars | Avg. Price: $151.11 | Get-in: $59
Taking a trip over to the Golden State, the Los Angeles Kings set to host the Dallas Stars in a divisional-leading showdown at Staples Center on Saturday. The Kings own the top spot in the Pacific division while the Stars have skated to the No. 1 spot in the Central. It comes as no surprise, then, that the game is garnering big ticket demand on the resale market. Los Angeles Kings tickets this Saturday against the Stars now average $151.11 and the cheapest ticket is listed for $59.
4/2/16 Nashville Predators vs San Jose Sharks | Avg. Price: $148.40 | Get-in: $45
Both the Predators and Sharks seem playoff-bound, and Saturday's game at Bridgestone Arena will carry playoff-like prices with it. Nashville Predators tickets on the resale market average $148.40 against the Sharks with a get-in price of $45. The Predators currently control the first Wild Card spot in the Western Conference while the Sharks will likely grab the third spot in the Pacific division.
4/1/16 Detroit Red Wings vs Minnesota Wild | Avg. Price: $144.90 | Get-in: $73
Capping this week's top NHL games list will be a Friday game between the Red Wings and Wild. The Red Wings are clinging to their 24-season playoff streak and will need to pass the Philadelphia Flyers in the standings in order to claim a Wild Card berth. The average secondary market price for Detroit Red Wings tickets against the Wild is now $144.90 and the cheapest ticket is $73.