Fans watch warm-ups prior to the game between the Hurricanes...

Fans watch warm-ups prior to the game between the Hurricanes and the Rangers in Game 2 of the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at PNC Arena on May 20 in Raleigh, N.C. Credit: Getty Images/Bruce Bennett

Road trip?! It’s something to consider if you are a Rangers fan interested in catching one of the next two games in the second-round playoff series against the Hurricanes.

One option is to buy a ticket to Game 6 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday on the resale market, of course. Another is to fly from New York to Raleigh for Game 5 on Thursday night, with round-trip airfares as of Wednesday available for $354.

Do the math.

TickPick, the no-fee secondary ticket site, said that as of Wednesday morning, the average purchase price for Game 5 was $252 — 29% less expensive than at the start of the series — and the lowest price was $147.

The lowest-priced ticket on the glass would cost you $482.

For Game 6 at the Garden, the average purchase price was $502 — 27% more expensive than when the series started — and the get-in price was $419, not much less than a great seat in Raleigh.

The lowest-priced ticket on the glass at MSG? $2,654.

On StubHub Wednesday morning, the lowest-priced seat for Game 5 including fees was $161 and the “best seat” filter showed one for $909.

The lowest price for Game 6 was $524, and the “best seat” filter offered up a $6,079 choice.

Before the season began, the Hurricanes sought to limit the number of Rangers fans in their building by restricting sales through Ticketmaster to credit card billing addresses in the Carolinas and southern Virginia. But that is of little help on the secondary market.

Regardless of opposing fans at PNC Arena, the Hurricanes seem to like playing there. They are undefeated (6-0) at home in the playoffs and winless (0-5) on the road.

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