(TiqIQ/CBS) – The New York Rangers head back to Madison Square Garden for a pivotal Game 7 against the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday night. Those hoping to be there in person to watch the Rangers fight for second round contention are in luck, as ticket prices have dropped significantly on the secondary market in the last 24 hours.
After a rough outing in Philadelphia last night, the Rangers return to declining ticket prices in New York for the deciding game of the series Wednesday. The average price for New York Rangers Game 7 tickets is now $348.65, down 15% from yesterday’s average price of $410.07. The drop in Rangers ticket price comes after an upsetting road loss Tuesday night, as Philadelphia right winger Wayne Simmonds tallied a hat trick in a 5-2 Flyers victory. If history has any say in Wednesday night’s outcome, the Blueshirts are favored to advance as they are 5-0 all-time in Game 7s at Madison Square Garden.
Despite the recent drop in price, the Rangers still hold the highest average price among the other Game 7s being played tonight in San Jose with a $185.73 average price and Colorado with a $199.34 average price. In fact, each of tonight’s Game 7s have seen a decline in price. That said, Rangers fans will see the highest Game 7 average ticket price as New York looks to eliminate Philadelphia from playoff contention tonight.
While the Rangers have the highest average price among first round Game 7s of the NHL playoffs, New York Rangers tickets for Game 7 actually have the smallest premium over the series average at 21.02%. The Colorado Avalanche will see a 22.94% premium over their series average, while the San Jose Sharks lead at a 42.3% premium. On the other hand, Game 7 Rangers tickets will see a 93.74% premium over the average price for their regular season ticket, which was $179.96.
Rangers fans searching for tickets to tonight’s game will see the cheapest secondary market ticket available for $196.
It’s not often tickets for a Rangers-Flyers matchup in Madison Square Garden can be considered a value, but the declining price in the past day is the closest a playoff game between these two rivals will get.
Game 7 means win or go home, and the New York Rangers plan to keep the ice open at Madison Square Garden for a few more weeks in their pursuit of the Stanley Cup.
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