PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – You would never know from looking at the box office where tickets are on sale for the playoffs, that interest is at an all-time high for the Pens.

It’s not that people aren’t buying tickets, they’re just not buying them there.

It wasn’t that long ago that when playoff tickets went on sale, there was a lottery system simply to determine your place in line to buy your tickets. Not anymore.

“You can buy them online here, so people that just stay at home and just buy them online, but I don’t know,” said Bob Shick. “I don’t understand. This is beyond my imagination why there is no one here.”

In the first 30 minutes of sales, Bob was literally the only one to buy tickets at the window. Even though it has been an up and down season, fans are still ready for greatness this spring.

“Kevin Stevens, Jagr, Ron Francis, Lemieux, it’s just been wonderful,” said Mike Tudor of Philadelphia. “And I will say all the years it has just been fun to watch them and how they play and how they come together as a team.”

It’s been a tough year, bouts with the Mumps, a blood clot and now another head injury for defenseman Kris Letang over the weekend.

“When you take a guy like that on the backline and he has got that many points and he’s just a great talent, you miss that and it’s gonna hurt them,” said Mike Dowler of Washington, Conn.

And they can’t wait for the tension of playoff hockey.

There is no question that when the games do start, Consol will be sold out. The question is who they play, and we won’t know that until the end of the regular season.

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