The Boston Bruins are currently in a dogfight in the Atlantic Division. They are battling the Detroit Red Wings, Tampa Bay Lightning, Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs for positioning in the division. The Bruins are currently on the outside of the standings, ranking fifth in the division. They have a hard week upcoming, but it could be one where they establish themselves once again. There is a chance the Bruins could see the return of David Krejci on Thursday. They could also see the return of their captain Zdeno Chara. He has been out of action since tearing a ligament in his knee on October 23rd.
12/11/14 vs Chicago Blackhawks | Avg. Price: $174.33 | Get-in Price: $68
In a battle of “Original Six” teams, the Blackhawks and Bruins will face off on Thursday night. The Blackhawks win on Tuesday night against the New Jersey Devils was their 7th win in a row. They have been the best team in the NHL as of late. The game is going to be held in the TD Garden. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are leading the team once again. With some big names possibly returning, the Bruins could really use a big win. Blackhawks vs. Bruins tickets are going for $174.33 on average, which is 16 % less than last week. To get in the door, it’s going to cost fans $68.00. Fans going to the game are awaiting the news of whether or not they will finally see Krejci and Chara back in the black and gold.
12/13/14 vs. Ottawa Senators | Avg. Price: $182.54 | Get-in Price: $84
In the easiest game of the week, the Ottawa Senators come into town. Having just fired their coach Paul MacLean. This inter-divisional rivalry isn’t what it used to be. The Senators don’t have much good to bring lately. They have lost seven of their last nine games. Defenseman Erik Karlsson has done his best trying to carry the team on his own. His efforts only produced an 11-11-5 record. Despite the bad team in the building, tickets are still going for an average of $182.54 per ticket. It’s also going to cost you $84.00 to get in the door. This is the one game of the week that the Bruins cannot afford to lose.
12/16/14 @ Nashville Predators | Avg. Price: $86.52 | Get-in Price: $13
The Nashville Predators have been surprisingly consistent this season. They are relying on Pekka Rinne and Shea Weber to lead them to 38 points in the standings, which is good for second in the Central Division. They will give the Bruins everything they can handle. Filip Foresberg is their biggest offensive threat. In his first full season with the Predators, he has 25 points in 26 games. This game could end up having important points for both these teams to grab. The average price of tickets is going for $85.52, but fans can get into the game for as little as $13. This trends up 2% from last week.
12/17/14 @ Minnesota Wild | Avg. Price: $171.75 | Get-in Price: $53
Zach Parise leads in the Minnesota Wild as they take on the Bruins on Tuesday night. While they have only played 26 games on the season, they find themselves back in the standings of the Central Division. Their 31 points are only good for fifth in the division. They will be looking to show they can beat a good team like the Bruins while they try to find their groove. Their power play has been a serious concern. They only score with a one-man advantage 11 percent of the time, which is the second worst number in the NHL. Luckily, they make up for it by having the second best penalty kill in the league, with their 89.5 conversion rate. The tickets for the game are going for an average of $171.75, with a get-in price of $53. That represents an 11% increase in the past 7 days.