Provided by TiqIQ
No teams in the NHL have played each other more than the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens. The two teams have already faced each other twice in Montreal this season with their first meeting at TD Garden coming on Saturday. Montreal won both of the prior meetings, but that hasn’t stopped the Canadiens’ visit to Boston from being one of the most expensive Bruins home games on the secondary market.
According to TiqIQ, the average secondary market price for the game on Saturday is $296.25, 44.5% above the average price across all 2014-15 Bruins tickets on the secondary market. Saturday’s game will be the second most expensive home game on the Bruins schedule, behind only Montreal’s second visit to TD Garden on February 8. That game currently has an average price of $303.25, the only home game with an average price above $300, and a get-in price of $118.
The regular season prices this year against Montreal are close to the Stanley Cup Playoff average in the 2010-11 season. The average price across the four home games the Bruins had against the Canadiens in route to winning the Stanley Cup had an average price of $317.92 for the opening round. However, those prices don’t come close to the playoff prices against Montreal last season, which averaged $513.24 in Boston on the secondary market.
During the regular season, only one other game at TD Garden currently comes close to a $300 secondary market average, a March 28 visit from the New York Rangers.
Tickets against the Rangers, per TiqIQ, have an average price of $295.82, 44.3% above the season average in Boston. However, New York’s first visit to Boston on January 15 has an average price of $234.81. Though it’s still 14.5% above the season average, it is 20.6% less expensive than the meeting in March.
Boston’s two games against Montreal this season have not gone well. While losing both games would be bad enough, the Bruins have been outscored 11-5 combined. In the first meeting on October 13, Boston lost 6-4, allowing those six goals on just 26 shots. The result of the most recent meeting was a 5-1 Canadiens win with Niklas Svedberg getting the start in net for the Bruins.
Despite a myriad of injuries to start the season, Boston is currently third in the Atlantic Division, seven points behind Montreal heading into Tuesday night’s games. The Bruins will play two games before hosting the Canadiens on Saturday night.
On Tuesday night, they will host the St. Louis Blues and on Friday night they will play the Blue Jackets in Columbus. St. Louis sits atop the Central Division in the Western Conference, while Columbus is ahead of only Carolina in the Metropolitan.
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