Prices for Kings playoff tickets are up 11% since Game 2

5/8/14 in NHL   |   Greg79261   |   0 respect

May 5, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings left wing Kyle Clifford (13) battles for the puck with Anaheim Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne (8) during the second period in game two of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY SportsThe Los Angeles Kings seemed finished after three games in the opening round of the the NHL Playoffs, but will head back to Staples Center Thursday night with a 2-0 series lead on the Anaheim Ducks. Since winning five games in a row, the price for Kings playoff tickets on the secondary market has seen a big increase before the start of Game 3, according to TiqIQ.

The price of Kings tickets for remaining home games in the second round has gone up 11.14% since the end of Game 2. The average price on the secondary market in LA will be $378.18, a 81.79% premium over Kings tickets in the first round. For Game 3 Thursday night, the least expensive ticket on the secondary market will be $144, 45.45% above the cheapest listed face value ticket of $99.

After falling being three games to none in the opening round against the San Jose Sharks, the Kings became the fourth team in NHL history to erase a 3-0 series deficit and the Kings haven’t lost yet. Game 3 will be the first time the Kings will play at the Staples Center will a series lead in these playoffs. LA still has a long way to go in order to return to the Stanley Cup Finals, but they’re currently playing like the hottest team in the NHL.

Going into the first round against the Sharks, Kings tickets began to rise dramatically as their first round average ticket price was $187.18, which was a 93.83% playoff premium increase compared to the regular season. As the Kings have kept winning, the average ticket price has continued to rise in Los Angeles.

Only the average price of Blackhawks playoff tickets are higher than LA in the Western Conference. Meanwhile, Anaheim Ducks playoff tickets have been dropping in price after losing the first two games of the series at home. WIth Game 5 not even guaranteed after the first two games, the Ducks have the second lowest average price of remaining, ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

With a Game 3 win, the price for Kings tickets in Game 4 would see another big bump with fans hoping for a series sweep against the West’s top seed. With the way goaltender Jonathan Quick has been playing of late, the Kings might not have to score many goals to make that happen.
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