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Rangers-Lightning Game 7 Is Hottest — And Priciest — Ticket In Town

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Hoping to buy your way into Madison Square Garden tonight? Get ready to hand over five Benjamins -- for one admission.

The get-in price -- in other words, the cheapest ticket available -- for Friday night's Game 7 between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning is currently $519.95 on

Rangers-Lightning Game 7 Is Hottest — And Priciest — Ticket In Town

Better seats on the secondary market are topping $1,000 for the deciding game of the Eastern Conference finals, with some club and rink-side tickets listed at  thousands more. WFAN host Boomer Esiason, a die-hard Rangers fan, said Friday morning that his friend recently sold four club seats for a whopping total of $55,000.

"It's the most expensive non-cup final game," Chris Leyden of SeatGeek told WCBS 880's Peter Haskell. "It's a hot ticket."

Prices are much higher compared to the NHL's other Game 7.

"In Anaheim you can sit in the third row for $750 and in New York that doesn't even get you in the lower level," Leyden said.

Believe it or not, prices are down from two days ago, when online retailer TiqIQ reported it was the priciest non-Stanley Cup Final game since 2010. The get-in cost on Wednesday was $701 with an average seat listed at $1,528.86, according to the site.

The winner of Friday night's game will advance to face Chicago or Anaheim in the Cup finals.

Last year, said the Rangers set an all-time record in gross sales for an NHL game during the Stanley Cup Final.

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