PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Game 7 in hockey is like a full count in baseball, where something has to happen.
For the Pittsburgh Penguins, losses to Tampa Bay in Games 5 and 6 means it is do-or-die time in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series.
Roughly 2,000 tickets went on sale Tuesday morning for what fans hope is only another step toward the Stanley Cup.
Bill Lashley made sure he was the first person in line to buy tickets at CONSOL Energy Center.
“I live downtown and I haven’t had too much success online. Seems like it gets frozen up, try again. So, I figured I would come downtown and give it a shot this time,” Lashley said.
The least expensive seat for Game 7 is $79 dollars. The most expensive seat is $255. Fans said price is no object because you’ve got to be in the place when the puck drops for Game 7.
Emily Town has been going to Penguins games with her dad for six years, but as the fifth person in line, she wasn’t sure she’d get tickets.
“I was trying to see what the best price range would be. Thinking about what would be available,” Town said.
It’s pretty simple, if they win they move on to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. If they lose, the season is over.
College student Drew Davic sais his willingness to wait in line paid off.
“I’m a partial season ticket holder so I usually try to get to about 10 games a year or so. Playoff games — anything you can get to. Love to get the tickets if possible,” Davic said.
The puck will drop on Game 7 at 8 p.m. Wednesday.