The New York Rangers have locked in a playoff spot, second place in the Metropolitan division behind the Pittsburgh Penguins. This season will mark their fourth straight appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the team, though it’s been 20 years since the Rangers have won the Stanley Cup.
After some disappointing losses in the playoffs over the past few seasons, the Rangers are set on reaching the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since the fateful 1994 season. Behind one of the top goaltenders in league in Henrik Lundqvist and a high scoring potential on offense the Rangers could become a dangerous team heading into the playoffs.
During the regular season, New York Rangers playoff tickets were one of the most expensive in the NHL with an average of $179, trailing only the Blackhawks and Canadiens. Fans looking to visit Madison Square Garden for the first round of the playoffs will see a 142% increase for Rangers playoff tickets with a first round average of $437, easily making it the most expensive NHL playoff ticket on the market.
With second place in the division locked in, the Rangers will have home-ice for the first round of the playoffs. Whether the Philadelphia Flyers or the Columbus Blue Jackets will be the first team on the Rangers playoff schedule remains to be determined. Both opponents lend to an intriguing matchup, the reasoning for the Flyers is obvious with the vast history between the two teams and it seems half the rosters of the Rangers and Blue Jackets have switched in trades over the past few seasons.
Rangers playoff tickets went on sale for the general public Friday at noon. With more inventory sure to head to the secondary market, the average price could easily rise before the puck is dropped for the first playoff game.
For a look at all team’s playoff prices and premiums, check out the TiqIQ blog.
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