The Detroit Red Wings enter March just one point out of second place in the Atlantic Division. Currently 35-15-11 with 81 points, Detroit will need to continue improving their play throughout the remainder of the regular season to have a shot at snatching the Atlantic Division lead from the Montreal Canadiens, who currently sit at 41-17-5 with 87 points. This month they will play 15 of their final 21 games, nine of which come at home.
Detroit has been led by the efforts of forwards Pavel Datsyuk, Tomas Tatar, and Henrik Zetterberg. The trio has combined for a total of 72 goals and 84 assists. The Red Wings recently acquired forward Erik Cole, an addition that brings a veteran player with Stanley Cup final experience to a relatively inexperienced team. Already strong on both sides of the ice, the Blues are aiming to strengthen their defense further too through the addition of defenseman Marek Zidlicky from the New Jersey Devils. The addition gives the Red Wings an experienced blueliner with Stanley Cup Finals experience from the Devil’s run back in 2012. Although Zetterberg and Datsyuk have experience, the rest of the team is still very young.
According to TiqIQ.com the average price for Detroit Red Wings home games this month currently rests at $87.91, which is surprisingly low for Joe Louis Area. The Red Wings will open this month against the New York Rangers this Wednesday, followed by meetings with the Calgary Flames, the Boston Bruins, and the Edmonton Oilers. The first week of March faces them against three likely playoff teams. The Bruins sit behind them in the hunt, making the Sunday March 8th game a must win.
According to TiqIQ, the most expensive Red Wings’ game at the Joe Louis Arena this month will fall on March 28th when Detroit takes on the Tampa Bay Lightning. The average price of tickets for this matchup is $221.67 on the secondary market. To get into the area, it’s going to cost $71.00, and ticket prices have decreased by 8 percent in the last seven days. The time is now to purchase tickets to see the Wings play against Steven Stamkos and the NHL’s top scoring offense.
Additionally, the most inexpensive game that the Red Wings will play at home comes on March 24th, when they take on the Arizona Coyotes. The average price of tickets is just $67.40 on the secondary market. You can get into the Joe Louis Arena for as low as $17.00, and prices have decreased by 8 percent in the last seven days.
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The Detroit Red Wings’ success can be attributed to their talent on the offensive side of the ice. Detroit currently ranks 7th in goals per game, scoring an average of 2.9 goals per game. In addition, their ability to consistently execute on power plays has also aided them, as they rank 1st in power play percentage. If there is a glimmer of weakness on the Red Wings, it is their penalty kill percentage. The Detroit Red Wings currently rank 10th in the NHL, killing opponents’ power plays 82.9% of the time.
It’s been easy to get into Joe Louis Arena these days. Despite the teams’ success, tickets are still going for inexpensive prices. However, the Motor City expects championship hockey, and these Red Wings have a long way to go before that is possible. For Red Wings’ fans contemplating purchasing tickets, the time to buy is now. With the playoff race in full swing, the success of the team from here on out will have a large impact on ticket prices.