The Stanley Cup Playoffs are here, and this year’s road to Lord Stanley’s Cup is going to be good.
The Vancouver Canucks finished with the best overall record in the NHL, going 54-19. The Canucks face off against the defending Stanley Cup champ Chicago Blackhawks in the first round, which will be one of the more competitive of the first round match-ups.
Canadian golden-boy Sidney Crosby and his Pittsburgh Penguins start their playoff run against the Tampa Bay Lightning, while rival Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals take on the New York Rangers in the first round.
Which city is most hyped up for their respective team’s opening games? Check out the most in-demand NHL Playoffs tickets below. We averaged each team’s average ticket price for the first two home games in the first round to determine what city is most amped for this year’s chase for the Cup.
Stanley Cup Playoffs Tickets: Hottest Round 1 Home Teams
- Vancouver Canucks tickets: $448
- Montreal Canadiens (Habs) tickets: $375
- Boston Bruins tickets: $275
- New York Rangers tickets: $239
- Washington Capitals tickets: $232
- Chicago Blackhawks tickets: $226
- Pittsburgh Penguins tickets: $225
- Buffalo Sabres tickets: $200
- San Jose Sharks tickets: $185
- Philadelphia Flyers tickets: $172
- Los Angeles Kings tickets: $156
- Nashville Predators tickets: $109
- Phoenix Coyotes tickets: $105
- Anaheim Ducks tickets: $100
- Detroit Red Wings tickets: $90
- Tampa Bay Lightning tickets: $86
Canada loves it some hockey: both the Canucks and the Habs have the most in-demand tickets out of all 16 playoff teams. In fact, the Canucks tickets are almost $200 more on average than Bruins tickets.
Stanley Cup Playoffs Tickets: Hottest Round 1 Matchups
- Canucks - Blackhawks tickets average: $337
- Habs – Bruins tickets average: $325
- Rangers – Caps tickets average: $236
- Sabres – Flyers tickets average: $186
- Sharks – Kings tickets average: $171
- Pens – Lightning tickets average: $156
- Ducks – Preds tickets average: $105
- Wings – Yotes tickets average: $98
(Based on average ticket price for the series)
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