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by Paul on 04/25/14 at 10:40 AM ET
from Christopher Botta of SportsBusiness Daily,
More than $3 million(CAN): Gross revenue, according to an NHL source, for each of two first-round playoff home games of the Montreal Canadiens, who swept the Lightning in four games. That figure will be even higher in the second round, with higher ticket prices.
3.8 million viewers: The average combined TV audience in Canada for each of the four games of the Canadiens-Lightning series. The games averaged 2.3 million viewers on CBC and 1.5 million viewers on RDS.
31 of 31: Sold-out first-round playoff games, through Thursday night.
$378: The most-expensive ticket available on the secondary market for an NHL playoff game this weekend, for Game 5 of the Rangers-Flyers series at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon, according to ticket price aggregator TiqIQ.
$148: The least-expensive ticket available, for Game 5 of the Ducks-Stars series at the Honda Center tonight.
more plus would you pay $370M for the New York Islanders...
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