The 2017 NHL All-Star Game brought the league's biggest names to Los Angeles over the weekend, with the Metropolitan division coming out on top in the round-robin tournament format Sunday afternoon. The second half of the 2016-17 season will kick off on Tuesday, and it will be a matchup between the Canadiens and Sabres that owns the priciest tickets on the resale market this week.
Take a look at the five most expensive NHL games this week below, according to data provided by TicketIQ:
1/31/2017 Buffalo Sabres @ Montreal Canadiens | Average Resale Price: $248.63 | Get-in Price: $28
Bell Centre will host the Sabres’ second visit to Montreal in 10 days. On January 21, Buffalo won its second 3-2 overtime contest in as many days. Defenseman Zach Bogosian clinched the victory with his first goal of the season. Canadiens tickets against the Sabres currently average $249 and the get-in price is $28, as Buffalo heads into Montreal and hopes to start a new winning streak.
2/4/2017 Pittsburgh Penguins @ St. Louis Blues | Average Resale Price: $247.13 | Get-in Price: $73
The streaky Penguins make their only trip to St. Louis for the 2016-17 season. The Blues happily welcome Pittsburgh to town because their only recent victory came against the Penguins at PPG Paints Arena. Blues tickets on TicketIQ currently average $247, and the cheapest available tickets start from $73 each. The Penguins will also look to get back to their winning ways on Saturday.
2/4/2017 Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins | Average Resale Price: $241.56 | Get-in Price: $106
The Maple Leafs’ final regular season trip to Boston will come on February 4 when they travel from Scottrade Center to TD Garden. Toronto has had great success against the Bruins this season, as the Maple Leafs have won both meetings, 4-1. Bruins vs. Maple Leafs tickets currently start from $106 each and average $242, as the Bruins look to start their four-game homestand on a strong note.
2/4/2017 Detroit Red Wings @ Nashville Predators | Average Resale Price: $269.04 | Get-in Price: $107
Saturday’s contest in Nashville against Detroit comes with a special promotion: a Predators rally towel. In addition, the Predators’ strong end to January could continue into February, as they face the struggling Red Wings. Predators tickets at Bridgestone Arena currently average $269 and the get-in price is $107. The Red Wings won, 5-3, in the meeting between these two squads earlier this season.
2/4/2017 Washington Capitals @ Montreal Canadiens | Average Resale Price: $212.96 | Get-in Price: $66
The Capitals dominated the month of January, as they did not have a regulation loss until January 24. Braden Holtby and Philipp Grubauer both stood on their heads during the team’s lengthy winning streak, which included a 4-1 victory at Montreal. Canadiens vs. Capitals tickets average $213 and the get-in price is $66, as the Canadiens look to play more like they did in Washington when they won, 2-1, on December 17.