With the Rangers back in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years, one of the hottest stories in New York has been the insane demand for tickets.
SeatGeek crunched the numbers and determined that it was cheaper for Rangers fans to spring for airfare and hotel to attend games in Los Angeles than buying tickets to Madison Square Garden. Game 3 at the Garden will be the highest-grossing NHL game in StubHub's history, according to ESPN.
Here is a cheaper option that has the added benefit of doing a good deed.
The Henrik Lundqvist Foundation is holding a raffle with a prize that includes two tickets for Wednesday's Game 4 of Rangers-Kings at the Garden. It just takes $10 to get into the mix (tickets are just $2 each with a minimum purchase of 5 tickets).
In addition to the tickets, the winner gets two autographed pieces of memorabilia from Lundqvist: A game-used puck from Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final against Montreal, and a stick that the Rangers goalie used during the playoffs this season.
Sure, the odds are longer with a raffle, but would you rather take your chances on a long shot paying off or entering a market where the prices for Game 4, as of Sunday night, ranged from $895.50 to $32,825 for a single ticket?
The Lundqvist Foundation says its mission is to "create positive change in the lives of children and adults through education, music, sports and human and health services."
The deadline to enter the raffle is 5 p.m. ET Tuesday.
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