Six grueling months of battle has come to this. Just six days of regular season play remain in the 2015-16 NHL season, and every point counts in the push for the playoffs. After clinching a postseason berth last night with a win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, the New York Rangers will return home for two pivotal games against the New York Islanders and Detroit Red Wings later this week, which serve as the two most expensive games of the week.
View the complete list of this week's top-priced games below, according to TicketIQ:
4/7/16 New York Islanders @ New York Rangers | Avg. Price: $305.02 | Get-in: $108
While a head-to-head playoff series has evaded the New York Islanders and Rangers since 1994, there is again the possibility that the two teams will meet further down the line in this year's postseason. They'll meet for the fourth and final time in the regular season at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, and the average price for Rangers vs Islanders tickets is $305.62 on the secondary market. If looking just to get in, the cheapest ticket is listed for $108.
4/9/16 Detroit Red Wings @ New York Rangers | Avg. Price: $302.56 | Get-in: $122
The Detroit Red Wings continue to flirt with the idea of a 25th straight playoff berth, though are still feeling the heat from the Boston Bruins and several other Wild Card hopefuls. They'll travel to MSG for their final regular season game on Sunday. The average resale price for Rangers vs Red Wings tickets is now $302.56 and the get-in price starts from $122. The teams split two previous meetings this season and both were decided in overtime.
4/7/16 St. Louis Blues @ Chicago Blackhawks | Avg. Price: $276.25 | Get-in: $102
A first-round preview will occur in Chicago on Thursday as the Blackhawks set to host the St. Louis Blues. The two teams possess the second and third seeds in the Central division and have battled back in forth all season long. It's no surprise that Thursday's game is posting big resale demand, as Blackhawks vs Blues tickets currently average $276.25 and the get-in price is $102.
4/9/16 Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins | Avg. Price: $266.58 | Get-in: $123
The Senators will be packing their bags for an extended summer after the weekend, but the Bruins are still well in the hunt for a playoff berth. The two teams will clash in Boston on Saturday for what may be a make-or-break game for the Bruins. The average price for Bruins vs Senators tickets on the resale market is now $266.58 and the get-in price is $123. It will be the final regular season game at TD Garden.
4/9/16 Pittsburgh Penguins @ Philadelphia Flyers | Avg. Price: $242.55 | Get-in: $146
A formidable schedule may work against the Flyers in the final week of the season, but the team will hope a Wild Card berth is in the cards by Sunday night. They'll host the Penguins in a marquee matchup at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday. Flyers vs Penguins tickets currently average $242.55 and the cheapest ticket is $146. The Flyers have lost all three prior games against the Penguins this season. Their latest lost against the Penguins came in a 4-1 defeat on March 19.