The New York Islanders were finally allowed to let a sigh of relief during their idle Thursday night, as the Boston Bruins lost to the Florida Panthers 4-2, which in turn resulted in the Islanders clinching a playoff spot for the 2015 postseason.
The Islanders lost five of their last seven during a span in which the Bruins won five of their last seven. The Islanders started feeling the pressure when the Bruins slapped together a five-game win streak, but dropped their final two—including last night’s lost to Florida—that all but ended their hopes of sneaking into the playoffs.
The Islanders, who are enjoying their final season playing at Nassau Coliseum, are currently looking at a first round series against the Washington Capitals, but some shifting can still be done with two games remaining on the schedule.
The Islanders game on Friday night is against the Pittsburgh Penguins, who currently have a one-point lead on the Bruins. For the Bruins to get in, they’re going to need help from the Isles on Friday night, where the average ticket prices is $252.70 with a get-in price of $81. The crowd at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh will be raucous, as it is fan appreciation night and the team is still fighting to secure a playoff position. Islanders tickets for their final game of the season has an average ticket price of $153.13 with a walk-in price of $62. It will be a special night as it will be the final regular season home game at Nassau Coliseum.
The games for the first round of the playoffs that could possibly be held at Nassau Coliseum (if necessary) have an average ticket price of $346.91. It’s going to be a tough ticket to acquire to get into the soon-to-be ex-Islanders home ice. The highest average ticket price is the possible date of April 27th, pricing at $467.77 with a walk-in price of $133 as of Friday afternoon.