The Boston Bruins followed up their Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2013 with another impressive season last year, going 54-19-9 and finishing first in the Atlantic Division. With longstanding success that seemingly follows them each year, the Bruins are poised to enter the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the eighth consecutive season, a key factor in the continued rise of prices for Bruins tickets on the secondary market.

According to TiqIQ, the season average for Boston Bruins tickets at home is currently $215.39 for the upcoming 2014-15 season. This marks a 31.8% price increase from last season’s average of $163.41 in a year that saw the team enter the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The large rise in season average is primarily due to the team’s top-priced games against the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers, whose three collective appearances at TD Garden this season each currently have a secondary market average above $300.

The Canadiens will serve as the opponent in the Bruins’ top two most expensive games in Boston during the upcoming season. A November 22 game currently has an average price of $319.91 on the secondary market, 48.5% above the season average, with a get-in price of $118. Montreal will again travel to TD Garden on February 8 and brings a considerably high premium for Bruins tickets. The average secondary price for February 8 Bruins vs Canadiens tickets is currently listed at $308.70, a 40.3% premium above the season average. The get-in price for the early-February game starts at $113.

It’s no surprise Montreal elicits the two highest prices at TD Garden. The Bruins and Canadiens have met 725 times in the regular season and have played 34 series against each other in the postseason. The regular season prices are well above the average for the preseason opener between the two …read more