Stanley Cup Final ticket prices plummet in New York as sweep looms

Los Angeles Kings right wing Marian Gaborik (12), right, falls as New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (5) looks to clear the puck away from the goal in the third period during Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, June 9, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Bruce Bennett, Pool)

NEW YORK – As the Los Angeles Kings surged ahead to a 3-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final, the spirits of New York Rangers fans sagged. There was a deflated feeling at Madison Square Garden on Monday night, and that lack of enthusiasm has apparently extended to the secondary ticket market. 

Via TiqIQ, a secondary market ticket seller, the trends look like this for the Rangers’ remaining home games and their average ticket prices and “get in” prices (in parentheses):

After Winning Eastern Conference Title

- Game 4: $2,419.57 ($1,079) 

- Game 6: $2,737.35 ($1,573)

After Game 3 Loss To LA Kings

- Game 4: $1,594.92 ($474)  (-34.08% & -56.07%)

- Game 6: $2,774.86 ($1,604) (+1.37% & +1.97%)

The primary numbers here are the average ticket prices on the secondary market, according to TiqIQ. The “get in” price listed next to them are the lowest ticket price available on the secondary market for the game.

Before Game 3, the average price was $1,996.42. After Game 3, those tickets dropped to $1,594.92, which is a 50.37-percent plummet.

More incredibly, the least expensive ticket on the secondary market ($474) is actually cheaper than the lowest face value ticket that was listed on Ticketmaster ($484.45).

Game 4 is Wednesday night. Tickets, it seems, are available.