The Nashville Predators lost their top spot in the NHL in wins and points, but that’s just nitpicking.
The Predators still are one of the top teams in the league, trailing the Anaheim Ducks by one win and two points for the overall league lead. Unfortunately, losing the top spot came about because of their recent five game losing streak. Nashville is 3-6-1 in their last 10 games, and hasn’t been looking like the team that was the best in the NHL since the opening puck dropped.
After back to-back wins against the Buffalo Sabres and Colorado Avalanche on February 22nd and 24th, the Predators lost to the Minnesota Wild, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders. Three of the five losses were by more than one goal, and the Predators gave up 18 goals during the streak.
The Predators are still a hot ticket on the secondary market, as everyone likes watching a talented team. According to TiqIQ.com, the games below are a few of the most expensive and least expensive tickets for Nashville Predators games in March.
Most Expensive: 3/28/2015 | Washington Capitals vs. Nashville Predators | Avg: $174.23 | Get-in: $33
The Predators face perhaps the best individual player in the NHL when they visit the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. on March 28th. Alex Ovechkin is tied for first in points and tops the NHL in goals scored. Ovechkin had yet to miss a game all season until recently, when he sat out for the first all season this week and may miss another game this weekend. Although he’ll be ready to go against the Predators, this will be a great test for a Nashville team heading into the playoffs.
Most Expensive Home Game: 3/29/2015 | Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames | Avg: $109.84 | Get-in: $27
The highest average ticket price for a game at Bridgestone Arena in March is $109.84 with a walk-in price of $27 when the Predators host the Calgary Flames. The Flames are trying to hold onto one of the final Western Conference playoff seeds and playing at Nashville is a difficult task for a team looking for a win. The Flames don’t score as often as the Predators, but their defense and goalie situation are on an even level.
Least Expensive: 3/9/2015 | Phoenix Coyotes vs. Nashville Predators | Avg: $47 | Get-in: $10
The Coyotes are ready for this season to be over. They are currently second to last in the Pacific division and are ahead of the Edmonton Oilers by three points. The Coyotes have given up the most goals in the NHL this season (220) and the Predators are tied for fifth in goals scored, so this one may get ugly quick. This game should be a slump buster for the Predators if they’re still skidding into next week.
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Although the recent losing streak is concerning, the Predators know they are going to be one of the stronger teams heading into the playoffs.