After the Chicago Blackhawks managed to come back from a 3-1 deficit against the Detroit Red Wings to earn a spot in the Western Conference Finals, the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs had a very interesting final four: the Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Boston Bruins were the only teams left. They were also the last four teams to hoist the Stanley Cup at the end of it all in the most recent NHL seasons. And with that, four rabid fan bases get the chance to see their team get a second Stanley Cup Finals victory in five years (or less).
This presents an interesting situation for folks seeking NHL playoff ticket prices: will prices be higher because the fan bases have tasted victory recently and are eager to see it happen again so soon, driving up demand? Or will prices sag a little this time around because the various teams aren’t looking for a first title in decades? SeatGeek allows you to search dozens of ticket sites in one place, so we’ve looked up some of the highest- and lowest-priced tickets by venues for the current Stanley Cup Playoffs series. While a walk-in ticket gets you in to see the action live, just how good of a view you may have with a standing room only ticket (SRO) will vary by arena. Remember, most NHL Playoff tickets are sold to the respective season ticket holders in a city first, so supply may be a little more limited in these smaller venues. You’re going to pay a premium to get a seat from a loyal fan. Tickets for “if necessary” games will have their prices refunded if the game doesn’t happen. Make sure you find a trusted seller!
This game one intermission argument between Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara shows the kind of intensity you’ll find in every second of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.