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It’s funny how much things can change in a matter of weeks. Entering the season this month, the Bruins were perceived to have too many defenseman. As such, fan favorite Johnny Boychuk was dealt to the Islanders for picks. Only 10 games into their season, the Bruins now need all the defensive help it can get. Zdeno Chara is gone for over a month with a knee injury, Kevan Miller is on the shelf after dislocating his shoulder in a fight and rookie Zach Trotman has been slotted into a top six defensive role.

Those defensive woes have turned the Bruins into a middle-of-the-pack team in their own zone. Though they allowed the league’s second fewest goals last season, the Bruins currently rank 17th in the league in that category. On the penalty kill, the Bruins have allowed the fifth most goals in the NHL. The loss of Chara’s massive reach will only exacerbate those struggles.

The 5-5 Bruins will look to break the .500 mark over the next week with three games at home. On the secondary market, Boston Bruins tickets at TD Garden have an average price of $213.78 according to TiqIQ. Below are the Bruins’ home secondary market ticket prices for the week ahead.

11/01 vs Ottawa Senators | Average Price: $164.43 | Get-in: $71

Bruins-Senators matchups are usually heated; the two division rivals quickly get under each others’ skin. Erik Karlsson leads the way in Ottawa. The star defenseman leads the team with five points (three of which came on the powerplay) through seven games. The average price of Bruins vs Senators tickets Saturday night on the secondary market is $164.43, according to TiqIq. That rate is 23 percent below the Bruins’ home average. The get-in price is $71.

11/04 vs Florida Panthers | Average Price: $109.97 | Get-in: $36

Sure, the Florida Panthers have a measly two wins through seven games, but the team has also lost three games in overtime. It’s competitive to a tee and is tied for the fifth fewest goals allowed. The Bruins won’t be sleeping on the Panthers and old friend Shawn Thornton. The average price of a Panthers-Bruins ticket on the secondary market is $109.97, which is a staggering 49 percent less than the Bruins’ home average. Even cheaper “get-in” tickets are $36.

11/06 vs Edmonton Oilers | Average Price: $115.72 | Get-in: $40

Edmonton fans have unfortunately gotten used to trade talk in November. Rumor has it Jordan Eberle might be on his way out of town. Through eight games, the talented winger has six points skating alongside young stars Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall. The average price on the secondary market for Bruins vs Oilers tickets is $115.72, an astounding 46 percent below the Bruins’ home average. The get-in price is currently $40.






Greg Cohen 10/31/2014 08:16:00 PM Edit

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