The 30-15-2 Chicago Blackhawks are looking to start the second half of the season on a high note. The ‘Hawks will be traveling away from the United Center for their next six games due to Frozen on Ice taking over the arena. Four of those games will be played this week.
Forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews will look to continue their dominance, as Kane ranks third among all players with 51 points. The team will look to improve on the power play, as they are in the top-5 in every major team category except for, oddly, when they have the man advantage. According to Razorgator, tickets are going for lower than average this week, as the average ticket price for the week is $158.85. These numbers are well below the average price for Blackhawks tickets for the second half of the season, which is $228.54.
01/28/15 @ Los Angeles Kings | Average Price: $175.46 | Get-in Price: $62.00
The ‘Hawks travel to the Staples Center to take on the Kings in a rematch of last year’s Western Conference Finals. These two teams have met already this season, in a game that turned out to be a 4-1 blowout in favor of Chicago. Chicago may be able to get their power play back on track, as the Kings rank 25th in the NHL in killing penalties. However, the Kings have been famous for playing their best hockey in the second half of season (and postseason). The average price for this game is $175.46 on the secondary market, but tickets are going for as low as $62.00.
01/30/15 @ Anaheim Ducks | Average Price: $170.26 | Get-in Price: $50.00
The Blackhawks don’t have to travel very far to face their next opponent, but they will be in for an extremely tough matchup. It’s looking like the Anaheim Ducks could potentially meet the Blackhawks in the Western Conference Finals. The Ducks are the top seed in the West currently, and hold a six-point lead over the Blackhawks. Goaltender Frederik Andersen is second in the NHL in wins with 26, and center Ryan Getzlaf is seventh in the NHL with 50 points. Fans will be able to see this top-tier matchup at a good price. The average ticket price for this game is $170.26. You can get into this matchup for just $50.00. However, prices have increased by 9% in the past seven days, so now is the time to purchase these tickets.
01/31/15 @ San Jose Sharks | Average Price: $132.51 | Get-in Price: $55.00
Next, the team will travel upstate to San Jose to take on the Sharks. This will be the cheapest game of the week, as tickets are going for an average price of $132.51. With a get-in price of $55.00, this is a great value to see a potential playoff preview. The Sharks are second in the Pacific division, and are the eight-best power play team in the NHL. Center Joe Pavelski is out to prove that he is still a force, as he has netted 42 points so far this season. This team also features NHL vet and future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton. The Blackhawks will have to keep up to their usual tricks on the penalty kill, as they are the best penalty killing team in the NHL.
02/03/15 @ Minnesota Wild | Average Price: $175.69 | Get-in Price: $72.00
As the calendar turns to February, things will really be in full swing in the second half. The Blackhawks will square off against the Minnesota Wild in a matchup of central division opponents. The Wild have been trending downward as of late, having lost eight of their last 11 matchups. The Blackhawks have already beaten the Wild three times this season. This is one of the most expensive games of the week as these two division rivals square off. The average price for Wild vs. Blackhawks tickets is $175.69. With a get-in price of $72.00, this game features the most expensive minimum price of the week.