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Canucks' game-5 ticket prices drop

The Vancouver Canucks' Wednesday night loss is driving down prices on tickets for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final on Friday, ticket resellers in Vancouver say.
Tickets for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals in Vancouver have dropped after the Canucks' two losses, the CBC's Theresa Lalonde reports 1:52

The Vancouver Canucks' Wednesday night loss is driving down prices on tickets for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final on Friday, ticket resellers in Vancouver say.

 "Ticket prices are always so dependent on how well a team does, or on the flipside, how poorly a team does," said Joellen Ferrer of the reseller StubHub. "So we've seen prices come down quite a bit from what we've seen over the last few days."

The Canucks were blanked 4-0 by the Bruins in Boston, following an 8-1 drubbing on Monday night, levelling the best-of-seven NHL series at 2-2.

After Wednesday's loss, the price of the cheapest ticket available for Friday's game in Vancouver dropped to about $1,100 from $1,500 after many fans apparently lost heart and offered their tickets for resale.

"A lot of fans are a bit disheartened and as a result prices not as high as they would be if the Canucks had won yesterday," said Ferrer.

Witnessing history costs more

The loss means the next game, while crucial, is not pivotal.

"What the fans want is they want to witness history," said Kingsley Bailey of VancouverTickets.com. "And you're not really going to witness history with a Game 5 now. You can only witness it now with a Game 7."

Anyone wanting to be in Vancouver's Rogers Arena for that one — if it happens — will pay big.

"You want to actually be one of those people that were there. That's key," said Bailey.

Being there, in the best seats, will cost in the range of $10,000 a ticket.

Demand is also rising for Game 6 in Boston, where the lowest ticket prices have risen to $900 from $800 overnight.

With files from the CBC's Theresa Lalonde