Ticket prices for the playoff series between the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens, the 15th postseason meeting between two of the National Hockey League’s Original Six franchises, are higher than any conference final in at least five years.
Canada’s four largest political parties have agreed to change the date of their French-language debate this week to avoid a conflict with a playoff hockey game, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.
New York Rangers fans, starving for a Stanley Cup title since Mark Messier and Mike Richter led the team to victory 20 years ago, will drive Stanley Cup television ratings and ticket prices to record levels, industry executives said.
BCE Inc.’s French-language sports network RDS signed a 12-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens to show most of the National Hockey League club’s regular-season games starting in October, extending a partnership that dates back to 2002.
Demand for tickets to tonight’s playoff game between the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens have sent prices surging to more than double the 2010 record for a Madison Square Garden sporting event.