Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 02/26/13 at 09:00 PM ET
By Matthew Linsky, TiqIQ
Two of the hottest teams in the NHL will square off in LA on Wednesday. The average ticket for this game is $105.64, ten dollars more than the average Los Angeles Kings tickets price for a home game, $95.06. The Red Wings are one of the most prestigious franchises in the NHL, always drawing a big crowd, and expensive-ticket prices. According to TiqIQ, Detroit Red Wings tickets average a $137.08 road price on the secondary market, ranking them amongst the highest in the NHL. At only $36 the “get-in” price provides tremendous value, for what could be one of the best hockey games played in LA this season- you don’t want to miss it
Winners of four straight, and six of eight overall, the Los Angeles Kings enter Wednesday’s game playing their best hockey of this shortened season. Hoping to avenge a heart-breaking 3-2 loss in Detroit on February 10th, the Kings hold all the momentum, outscoring opponents 15-5 in their past four games. Wednesday night’s game should certainly live up to its billing.
Jeff Carter, who has registered a goal in four straight games (five points total), leads the way for LA, who’s clicking at the right time. After struggling out of the gate both offensively and defensively, the Kings have found their identity, playing well in all facets of the game; and of course, it starts in net with young goaltender, last year’s Conn Smyth trophy winner, Jonathan Quick. Quick has only allowed four goals total in his past three games, a scary sight for opposing teams heading to the Staples Center any time soon.
The Red Wings cannot be taken lightly, though. Detroit is also hot, winning their past three games in decisive fashion. They’re coming off an 8-3 shellacking of the highly talented Vancouver Canucks, a game in which Damien Brunner, the Datsyukian-like Swiss rookie, registered four points, leading the way for Detroit. Keep an eye on Detroit’s top line Wednesday, as Brunner, Henrik Zetterberg, and Valtteri Filppula have been hot of late. Pavel Datsyuk obviously provides a show of his own.
Before the season many experts picked Detroit to potentially miss the playoffs. They lost a hall-of-fame defensemen in Nicklas Lidstrom, and quite possibly the best net-front presence in the NHL in Tomas Holmstrom, both to retirement. Jimmy Howard’s play has never been overly impressive, and can Zetterberg and Datsyuk really keep it up? Well, currently sitting at six in the standings, the Red Wings are in the playoffs and playing their best hockey of the season. Ageless Zetterberg and Datsyuk continue to pile on points, while Howard’s play in net has improved of late.
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