With 20 games remaining in a disappointing Carolina Hurricanes season, the team looks to fight their way out of the Metropolitan division basement before time runs out.
The Hurricanes are currently in last place with 62 games played, with 24 wins, 31 losses and seven overtime games, with a point total of 55. The Columbus Blue Jackets are above by one point, and have played one more game.
Carolina has recently played .500 hockey which has closed the gap between them and the Blue Jackets. While the Blue Jackets are 2-7-1 in their last 10 games, Carolina is 5-5-0 in their last 10 games. Carolina recently won three games in a row against some of the stronger teams in the league, the Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals and New York Islanders, but dropped a March 2nd game against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Hurricanes have had three full days off before returning home to face the Minnesota Wild tonight on March 6th.
If the Carolina Hurricanes continue to play .500 hockey the remainder of the season, they should avoid finding themselves in last place. Lets take a look at the least and most expensive Hurricanes tickets for the month of March.
Most Expensive: 3/19/2015 | Montreal Canadiens vs. Carolina Hurricanes | Avg: $236.90 | Get-in: $77
The Montreal Canadiens are one of the hottest tickets in hockey right now. When one of the best teams in the league is from the sport’s motherland, the buzz follows. The Canadiens are in first place of the Atlantic division are have the best record in the entire Eastern Conference. Carolina will have their hands full when they visit Centre Bell on the 19th.
Most Expensive Home Game: 3/26/2015 | Carolina Hurricanes vs. Pittsburgh Penguins | Avg: $96.74 | Get-in: $21
PNC Arena will have an entertaining matchup on March 26th when Sidney Crosby and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins come into town. The Penguins are firmly entrenched in the playoffs and want to avoid another early exit. They will not be easing into the playoffs and want to remain sharp to avoid another lackluster playoff performance. Hurricanes’ fans shouldn’t expect the Penguins to take their foot off the gas.
Least Expensive: 3/12/2015 | Carolina Hurricanes vs. Dallas Stars | Avg: $44 | Get-in: $9
The Dallas Stars are second to last in the Central division, but have one of the most entertaining offenses in the NHL has they have scored over 200 goals with 17 games remaining. The Hurricanes strength is their defense, not their offense, so one of the two will have to give on March 12th, when the Hurricanes have their least expensive average ticket price in March.
Hipmunk.com can get Hurricanes’ fans to any hockey destination around the country, with flights to and from Raleigh, NC. With ticket prices for the ‘Canes on the lower side, this would be a great time to look for destination hockey trips, where Hipmunk can also help you reserve hotels in Raleigh as well.
It small positive takeaway for the Hurricanes is if they end this season on a positive note headed into next season. Momentum from one season to another can go a long way in turning a franchise’s fortunes around.