- Tickets sold Monday to series finale went for average of $760
- Rangers and Capitals played 2012 conference semifinal Game 7
The average price paid for a ticket to Wednesday’s Game 7 between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals is $666, making it the highest-priced non-finals NHL playoff game in at least five years.
The average price paid just yesterday for a ticket to Wednesday’s finale at Madison Square Garden was $760, according to secondary market ticket aggregator SeatGeek.
“Remarkably, Rangers’ fans will pay more for Game 7 alone than Capitals’ fans did for all three games of the series that were played in Washington,” Connor Gregoire, an analyst for New York-based SeatGeek, said in an e-mail.
The combined average price for tickets to Games 3, 4 and 6 at Verizon Center was $466, 30 percent less than the Game 7 average at MSG.
SeatGeek has tracked the NHL resale market since 2011. The previous high for a non-finals game was an average of $593 paid for Game 6 of last year’s Eastern Conference finals between the Rangers and Montreal Canadiens at MSG. New York won 1-0 to reach the Stanley Cup finals where they lost to the Los Angeles Kings in five games.
The cheapest seat listed on SeatGeek for Wednesday’s matchup is $479, more costly than the $450 average resale price when the same two teams played a conference semifinal Game 7 in 2012. New York won that game 2-1 at home before falling in the conference finals.
Face-value prices range from $88-$1,717.