Rangers Host Islanders in Top-Priced NHL Game This Week

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With the playoff push heating up in the NHL, Madison Square Garden will be the hosting site of the latest Battle of New York between the Rangers and Islanders. While the Blueshirts will likely take the first wild-card entering the playoffs, the Isles have seesawed their way through the 2016-17 season and are in an arms race with the Maple Leafs and Lightning for the second wild-card spot. The Wild, Canadiens and Maple Leafs also host top games this week.

Check out a complete price breakdown below, according to TicketIQ:

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3/22/2017 New York Islanders @ New York Rangers | Average Resale Price: $288.75 | Get-in Price: $112

Although Henrik Lundqvist is not expected to suit up for Wednesday’s contest against the Islanders, the Rangers seem to be able to survive without him. Antti Raanta does not have as strong of a record as the Vezina Trophy winner, but Raanta saved 25 of 27 shots in Saturday’s 3-2 victory. Rangers tickets on TicketIQ currently average $289, and the cheapest available tickets start from $112 each, as the Islanders, who are fighting for a playoff spot, look to take the regular season series from the wild-card holding Rangers.

3/25/2017 Vancouver Canucks @ Minnesota Wild | Average Resale Price: $286.15 | Get-in Price: $91

The Canucks and Wild split the first two meetings of the season; both of those contests were played in Vancouver. The final meeting of the season between the two squads comes at Xcel Energy Center. Wild tickets against the Canucks currently average $286 and the get-in price is $91, as Mikael Granlund and the Wild look to give their home crowd more to cheer about this season.

3/25/2017 Ottawa Senators @ Montreal Canadiens | Average Resale Price: $268.96 | Get-in Price: $101

For the third time in eight days, the Senators and Canadiens will face off. They met over the weekend in a home-and-home set. Although Canadiens goalie Carey Price allowed three goals on Saturday, his offense bailed him out with a 4-3 shootout victory. Then on the following day, he saved 30 of the Senators’ 31 shots en route to the 4-1 win. Canadiens tickets at Bell Centre currently average $269, and the cheapest available tickets start from $101 each. In the four previous meetings this season, each team has won in regulation and by shootout, so Saturday’s contest will settle the regular season series.

3/20/2017 Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs | Average Resale Price: $267.87 | Get-in Price: $105

Both the Bruins and Maple Leafs have enjoyed winning streaks in March, but they are each coming off a loss, as they ready for Monday night’s clash in Toronto. Boston gave up seven goals while Toronto fell in overtime. Maple Leafs tickets on TicketIQ currently average $268, and the cheapest available tickets start from $105 each, as the Maple Leafs look to sweep the regular season series from the Bruins.

3/23/2017 New Jersey Devils @ Toronto Maple Leafs | Average Resale Price: $235.71 | Get-in Price: $67

The Maple Leafs have a busy travel schedule ahead of them. After hosting the Bruins, they head to Columbus before returning home for Thursday’s contest against the Devils, who recently stopped a lengthy losing streak, but then dropped their last two contests. Maple Leafs tickets at Air Canada Centre currently average $236 with the $67 get-in price, as Toronto and New Jersey battle for the season series victory.

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