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TiqIQ Ticket Preview: Bruins @ Capitals

By Eli Epstein, TiqIQ

In last year’s NHL playoffs, the second-seeded Boston Bruins were expected to easily dispatch the 7th-seeded Washington Capitals, a team that many felt was flimsy in its own end and untested in net. 

The opposite proved to be true, however, as the plucky Capitals took the Bruins to seven games and wore them down in the series finale, capping off a dogged seven-game effort with a Joel Ward game-winner that Bruins fans won’t soon forget. The star of the 2011-2012 Capitals-Bruins series was Washington goaltender Braden Holtby, who rose from relative obscurity to start every single one of the Capitals’ games that postseason, posting a sub-two goals against average.

On Tuesday night, the Bruins will return to Washington seeking revenge for last year’s unceremonious and embarrassing playoff dismissal. Winners of six of seven, the Bruins have become one of the league’s toughest outs. They don’t cede many goals and the majority of their losses have come by one score.

This will be the first meeting between the Bruins and the Capitals this season. The game will take place at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. and Capitals Tickets to the skate are, on average, $131, which is up 14 percent from the Capitals season home average of $115, according to TiqIQ. Deals can be found, however, as ticket prices to this tilt are down 6 percent from last week, TiqIQ reports.  Some seats are available for as low as $41.

The main attraction of any Bruins-Capitals series is the matchup between the aforementioned Ovechkin and elite defenseman Zdeno Chara of the Bruins. Standing 6’9, Chara is one of the only defenders in the league capable of keeping the electric Ovechkin at bay. Boston’s coach Claude Julien and Washington’s head man Adam Oates--a former Bruin-- will engage in a chess match to determine if the Bruins can get the star d-man on the ice to starch the Capitals’ Russian superstar.

TiqIQ's job is finding the best deals and sellers out there for you, and for this game you may want to have a look at Razorgator for Boston Bruins tickets.

Sell your tickets with TiqIQ and RSVP to any game and be entered to win $200 in free tickets.

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