The New York Rangers are currently defending their Eastern Conference title. Last year was the first time they were in the Stanley Cup Finals since they won the cup back in 1994. This season hasn’t gone as well. In the first 29 games, the Rangers have 34 points. They are still right in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff mix, but they need to play better if they are going to be real contenders. They are playing behind all-world goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who is one of the very best in the NHL between the pipes. The Rangers have a week full of Metropolitan Division opponents. They can make some moves in the division this week. According to RazorGator, Rangers tickets are going for $187.82 on the secondary market.
12/20/14 @ Carolina Hurricanes | Average Price: $61.34 | Get in Price $17.00
The Carolina Hurricanes are one of the worst teams in all of the NHL. Only the Edmonton Oilers have fewer points at this point than the Hurricanes do. This should be an easy win for the Rangers, but anything can happen in the NHL. They needed a shootout to beat the Hurricanes earlier this season. Despite the close game, the Rangers are hot right now. Expect their four-game winning streak to continue here. This game has an average ticket price of $61.34, and it only costs $17.00 to get in the door. Due to the poor play of Carolina, there is no wonder why prices have decreased by 33%.
12/21/14 Carolina Hurricanes Average Price: $225.81 Get-in Price: $75
People can see the difference between seeing a game in Carolina and seeing a game at Madison Square Garden. The difference in prices of these tickets just one night later is eye opening. Since it is a back-to-back, both teams will probably play some of their backups in this game. Expect to see a matchup between Anton Khudobin taking on Cam Talbot of the Rangers in the pipes. This is another clear advantage for the Rangers. Expect Rick Nash and the rest of the Rangers offense to thrive in both of these games. The average price of a ticket to this game is $225.81. It costs a whopping $75.00 just to get in the door of MSG. This game is trending upwards at a rate of 6% in the past seven days, because it’s being played in New York as opposed to Carolina. Also, a lot of people take off work this week due to the holiday, so it’s easier for fans to get to this game.
12/23/14 Vs. Washington Capitals| Average Price: $358.42| Get-in Price: $104.00
At this moment, the Caps are currently two points ahead of the Rangers in the standings. They are playing well under new coach Barry Trotz. The Rangers need to stay out of the box because the Capitals hold the best power play percentage in the NHL. They score 27 percent of the time when they have the man advantage. This will be the hardest game of the Rangers’ week. The average ticket to this game is an astounding $358.42. It will cost over $100.00 just to get into the doors. This game is trending 13 percent higher than it was last week. Being that it is a crucial game for the division, it’s no surprise that prices are going up.
12/27/14 vs. New Jersey Devils | Average Price: $463.88 | Get-in Price: $159.00
The Rangers and the New Jersey Devils is one of the better rivalries in the NHL. It started back in 1994, when the Rangers beat the Devils in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Devils have fallen on some hard times, losing five straight games. They are the oldest team in the league, led by 42-year-old Jaromir Jagr. Despite the rough season, these matchups are always awesome. That can be seen in the ticket prices. According to RazorGator, the average ticket to get into this game is $463.88. Just to get into MSG for this rivalry, you have to pay $159.00. Because this is a rivalry, people shouldn’t be surprised in the 12 percent increase that we have seen.