If you're looking to catch an NHL playoff game in New York City this year, don't expect to do so on a budget.
According to data analysis done at TicketCity, the rivalry matchup between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers is the most expensive ticket on the secondary market with prices at MSG hitting average price tags as high as $256.
Not only is $256 the highest average price of a ticket Quarterfinal series, it is the most expensive of any series in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
If you're going to spend the money though, you're better off heading down I-95 to Philadelphia.
A seat at Madison Square Garden is averaging fans a cost 80% higher than that at a game in Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center, which currently has the highest average price of $146 for an in-house view of Game 6. Sounds like a bargain.
And if this series between two heated rivals goes the distance? Fans that want to attend are looking at upwards of $249.
The prices are high, but it's tough to put a price on watching your team battle it out against a team you absolutely loathe and the feel of beer landing on your neck as it spills from the guy behind you, as he tells off the linesman..even if it is 45% higher than any other Quarterfinal series in the NHL.
Just ask any Devils fan you know.
Here's the full breakdown:
Avg Ticket Price Starting Ticket Price
Game 1 $249 $171
Game 2 $232 $139
Game 3 $131 $75
Game 4 $131 $86
Game 5 $256 $180
Game 6 $146 $76
Game 7 $249 $160
All figures courtesy of TicketCity