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The NHL playoff system is very similar to that of the NBA, in that 16 teams qualify, and advancing is determined by playing best-of-seven series in a 2-2-1-1-1 format. The NHL is currently divided into two conferences, Eastern and Western. Within these conferences, there are two divisions. The Atlantic and the Metropolitan divisions make up the Eastern Conference. The Central and Pacific do the same in the West. As in the NFL, it is important as to how a team places within their division when it comes to making the playoffs.

The first six teams from each conference to make the playoffs are the top three in each division. Due to how wins, losses, and wins in overtime are weighed during the regular season, the team with the most points is the division champion. The next two teams in the division by total points make up the playoff representatives from each division. To round out the 16-team slate, two Wild Card teams are also selected from each conference. Like in the NFL, these teams receive at-large bids for having the best regular-season records outside of the top three in each division. When is the NHL Playoffs? Check out current NHL Playoff Matchups and find out now. Find NHL Playoffs Tickets for upcoming dates: Schedule 2021.

How much are playoff hockey tickets?


The current average price of an NFL playoff ticket is $270. There are many factors that affect the face value of tickets, and prices can also vary on secondary purchasing sites, depending on the demand for a certain game. Prices can also change as the game approaches based on non-game reasons, such as weather. A game where fans are going to have to sit through three to four hours of rain will be less desirable, and can cost less, as the game approaches. This is a good way for diehard fans to see a playoff game at a possibly more reasonable price, as long as they’re willing to brave the elements. Of course, that wouldn’t affect ticket prices for the handful of teams that play in an indoor stadium, such as the Superdome in New Orleans, the home of the Saints.

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Both hockey and basketball are played in smaller venues than football, and although every round has multiple games, the amount of revenue NHL and NBA teams can bring in for each game is less than what NFL teams expect. This goes for regular season and playoff games alike. Thus, ticket prices, especially for better seats, are reflective of the pressure this puts on demand. The cheapest tickets for recent first-round games have started just under $100. This is certainly reasonable compared to other playoff ticket prices around the sports world, but choosing the absolute cheapest ticket does not always result in the experience desired. If you are planning on going to a game at the home arena of your favorite team, you probably know the layout and possibly seats to avoid. Many newer venues have been built with a “There’s no bad seat” theory, which is great for fans attending relatively expensive playoff games.

From the $100 mark, like in any other sport, ticket prices increase and can cost a substantial amount of money if you’re looking for really good seats. The average price of playoff tickets overall is a little over $300, with prices rising in the later rounds. Also, what ticket purchasers should be aware when hitting the secondary market, is that elimination games (meaning games four, five, six, and especially seven) will garner higher prices than games earlier in a series.

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  • Game 1-2: Ticket prices from $140
  • Game 3-5: Ticket prices from $170
  • Game 6-7: Ticket prices from $195

How much are Stanley Cup tickets?


Football fans and fans of any of the other three major sports in the U.S. will argue that their championship is the most exciting and enjoyable to watch or experience live. There have certainly been Super Bowls that have been heavily one-sided, along with NBA and NHL Finals series that have been easily swept by one team. However, the possibility and the sometimes reality of a game seven in the NBA or NHL Finals is something that fans of those sports dream about all season. Getting into one of these historic matchups is a matter of what some people might think is an insane amount for any single sporting event.

The NHL reported prices for resold or secondary market tickets to a recent Stanley Cup Finals game seven matchups. Across the several known and trusted outlets, including the NHL’s own ticket exchange, some of the numbers are staggering. The lowest-priced tickets started at over $1500. As you got closer to the ice, there were seats in the $6000 and $13,000 Range. For the ultimate experience, seeing a Stanley Cup Finals game seven right against the glass: a price tag that exceeded $40,000 once you included any fees. When purchasing tickets at any price point, be sure you’re getting a better view, or more of the one you want, rather than a more prestigious place in the sports venue.

If you can buy tickets to the Stanley Cup Finals, either directly from the team as a season ticket holder, or from the NHL when tickets are released to the public, the prices are much more reasonable, in comparison. You can still get into a single Finals game for less than $1000 depending on the seats you buy. Also, on the resale market, non-elimination games one, two, and three do not garner the prices of games later in the series. If you are just looking to go to a game, ticket prices will also trend downward if a team has lost the first couple of games of the series.

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  • Game 1-2: Ticket prices from $500
  • Game 3-5: Ticket prices from $800
  • Game 6-7: Ticket prices from $900

How much are hockey game tickets?


Regular season hockey tickets also vary greatly in price but by comparison, a night out for a date or for the family is much more reasonable. One of the variants across the league is location. Comparative seats in New York and Phoenix will cost you $55 and $20, respectfully. There are also some surprises on the list of best bargains around the league. The Anaheim Ducks, who play in the Los Angeles metro area, boast one of the cheapest ticket prices in the league. Teams often offer discounts or include added benefits if you buy even the smallest of ticket plans. A six-game package might have some amount of food and beverage vouchers thrown in. Ticket package holders also often receive discounts on tickets to other games outside their plans, parking, or merchandise at the venue. If you think you might want to see a few games, these plans are worth looking into, with the added benefits in mind.

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When should I buy hockey tickets?


If you are planning on going to a single game, there are deals to be had. One is that teams often offer a family pack of tickets, that for one price include four tickets, food, soft drinks and sometimes a souvenir. Additionally, if you don’t mind making last-minute plans, you can grab some marked-down tickets on the secondary market on the day of the matchup. This is a great way to buy better seats that you may not usually consider if you were paying the face value. There are also games that teams offer special deals to, based on when they are played. Some teams discount Sunday afternoon games and other Monday night games. There are also many promotional games during the season that include a souvenir provided by one of the team’s sponsors.

In the end, attending a playoff game for any sport that you are a fan of is a great experience and one that you will most likely remember for some time to come.

Ice hockey at the Olympic Games


Ice hockey tournaments have been staged at the Olympic Games since 1920. The men’s tournament was introduced at the 1920 Summer Olympics and was transferred permanently to the Winter Olympic Games program in 1924, in France. The women’s tournament was first held at the 1998 Winter Olympics.

The games of the tournament follow the rules of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), which differ slightly from the rules used in the NHL. In the men’s tournament, Canada was the most successful team of the first three decades, winning six of seven gold medals from 1924 to 1952. Czechoslovakia, Sweden, and the United States were also competitive during this period and won multiple medals. Between 1920 and 1968, the Olympic hockey tournament was also counted as the Ice Hockey World Championship for that year. The Soviet Union first participated in 1956 and overtook Canada as the dominant international team, winning seven of the nine tournaments in which they participated. The United States won gold medals in 1960 and in 1980, which included their “Miracle on Ice” upset of the Soviet Union. Canada went 50 years without a gold medal, before winning one in 2002, and following it with back-to-back wins in 2010 and 2014. Other nations to win gold include Great Britain in 1936, the Unified Team in 1992, Sweden in 1994 and 2006, the Czech Republic in 1998, and Russia (as OAR) in 2018. Other medal-winning nations include Switzerland, Germany, and Finland.

In July 1992, the IOC voted to approve women’s hockey as an Olympic event; it was first held at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. The Nagano Organizing Committee was hesitant to include the event because of the additional costs of staging the tournament, but an agreement was reached that limited the field to six teams and ensured that no additional facilities would be built. The Canadian teams have dominated the event. The United States won the first tournament in 1998 and the most recent in 2018. Canada has won all of the other tournaments (2002–2014). Wikipedia

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