Round 2 schedule announced, Canucks tickets selling fast
With the defeat of the New York Rangers, the Calgary Flames, and the San Jose Sharks over the last two nights of the first round of the playoffs, the schedule for round 2 has finally been revealed, including game dates and times. The wait for this announcement was long overdue for teams who were able to sweep their series, such as Boston, Detroit, and Vancouver; the long break plays a large role in the upcoming round because of its ability to throw momentum, rest players, and downright transform the strategies devised by the coaching staff who may not have gotten the matchup they were planning for. As far as the matchups are concerned, the Eastern and Western teams look like this: Boston vs. Carolina; Washington vs. Pittsburgh; Detroit vs. Anaheim; Vancouver vs. Chicago.
Aside from on-ice changes caused by the break, the difficulty of scheduling and planning ticket sales was also increased due to the wait. While Vancouver Canucks tickets did go on sale, any details surrounding the date, time, and opponent were all still unknown, and were only released to the public last night upon Carolina’s win over New Jersey when the NHL released the final schedule. Despite the lack of information, tickets for all four Vancouver home games went on sale and seemed to move even faster than the first round tickets, even with the increase in price from round to round. However, like the opening games of the first round, the market is being flooded by sellers looking to make a quick buck, and not enough buyers are willing to consider the inflated prices. This current trend of slow sales is resulting in the readjustment of the market, meaning tickets are becoming more affordable while demand for them remains high.
To ensure you get a seat to one of the second round games, you better act fast. The Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Black Hawks series begins tomorrow at 6PM PST, with the other three beginning in the following two days. To see the schedule in it’s entirety, check out NHL.com’s Round 2 schedule.