Red Wings spending most of pivotal February slate on the road

The Detroit Red Wings are playing some of the best hockey in the Eastern Conference as of today. They are currently third in the conference, and have won nine of their last twelve contests. The 29-12-9 Wings’ squad holds the top power play unit in the NHL, as they are scoring on the man advantage 25.6 percent of the time. Henrik Zetterberg is showing that he is still a dominant force in this league, as his 46 points lead the team. Zetterberg has also netted 31 assists so far this season.

Tomas Tatar has made a huge impact on this old group of guys. The 24-year old leads the team in scoring with 22 goals. On a roster that features players such as Pavel Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Johan Franzen, and Jimmy Howard, Tatar is emerging as a star. However, despite the talent of the overall roster, Howard is the only all-star selection from this group. These Red Wings players will be out to show the world that they can play with the best. This talent is showing in the price of Red Wings tickets this month.

According to Razorgator, the average price of Red Wings tickets in the month of February is $172.56 on the secondary market. However, the Red Wings only play two games at home in the Joe Louis Arena, which makes for two long road trips of three and six games. The Red Wings play a total of 11 games in the month of February.

Their most expensive game of the month comes when they travel to Chicago to take on the Blackhawks. This rivalry matchup is going for an average price of $297.87 on the secondary market. Just to get in to the United Center, it will cost $130.00, with Chicago parking at running you only $10. When the Red Wings were still in the Western Conference, this was a huge rivalry between Original Six division rivals. The rivalry is still there, but the lack of meetings will drive the ticket price upwards, as we see in this game. Tatar and Zetterberg will be tasked with scoring against Corey Crawford, who is one of the NHL’s best goaltenders. This will be a big matchup for both teams as they look to jockey for the top spot in their respective conferences. It could also be a Stanley Cup Finals preview.

In their least expensive home game, the Wings will welcome the Winnipeg Jets to Joe Louis Arena on Valentine’s Day. The Wings don’t plan to be very loving, as they can’t afford to slip in the standings. The Jets will be tough to score on, as they are only giving up 2.5 goals per game thanks to goaltender Michael Hutchinson. However, Hutchinson has been shaky and let in five goals against the Dallas Stars. The average price for this contest is $149.12, and has a get-in price of $73.00.

In their least expensive game overall this month, the Wings will travel to Arizona to take on the Coyotes. While the Coyotes are 6th in their division, they have an extremely strong power play. The ‘Yotes are scoring on 22.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Tickets to Arizona Coyotes matchup are going for an average price of $109.12, and have a get-in price of $46.00. While they seem to be out of the Western Conference playoff race, this is not a matchup that the Red Wings can afford to take lightly. Defenseman Keith Yandle is one of the best blue-line distributors in the NHL. He leads the Coyotes with 30 assists and 34 points in total. He can be a nightmare for defenses and the Wings will need to adjust to this.

The Red Wings can use the month of February to cement themselves as an elite Eastern Conference team. The motor city squad cannot falter this month, as teams will continue to push for the top spots in the east. Look for the Red Wings to have a strong month.