It's Ranger season in New York City.
The Big Apple's hockey fans are celebrating their team's narrow win Sunday night over the Washington Capitals with a shopping spree. The Blueshirts' victory ensured a Game 7 on Wednesday night, and the price of tickets is hitting record level on the secondary market. (Tweet this)
Those tickets spiked on Tuesday to an all-time high of $824 each for non-Stanley Cup games, according to SeatGeek, a ticket marketplace aggregator. Fans have been paying an average of $708 for a chance to see Game 7 of the series against the Capitals at Madison Square Garden. Capacity at the Garden for hockey games is 17,200.
"It's far and away the most expensive NHL game we've seen," said Connor Gregoire, an analyst for SeatGeek, which launched in 2009. "Barring the finals, it's the hottest tickets we've ever seen in the major four sports."
The average price for Game 7 at the Garden is more than the $465 Washington fans paid on average to see all three Eastern Conference semifinal games in the nation's capital in the past weeks.