Apr 30

The New York Rangers have advanced to the second round of the NHL Playoffs and are currently holding a 1-0 lead in their series with the Washington Capitals. The Capitals have eliminated the Rangers from the playoffs twice in recent years and don’t think New York forgets it.

Leading the way has been goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, as expected, but seemingly out of nowhere has been rookie forward Chris Kreider. Krieder has 3 points in the playoffs so far, 2 of those points coming in the important Game 1 of this series. He scored the game winning goal Saturday and then assisted on a Brad Richards goal 90 seconds later as the Rangers blew open a 1-1 game and held on for the 3-1 victory.

Kreider was in college just a few weeks ago leading Boston College to the Frozen Four championship and now he is a rising star on Broadway. What a whirlwind month for the youngster who turns 21 today.

Fans of the New York Rangers have been anticipating Kreider’s arrival since he was drafted in 2009 but fans around the rest of the league is unlikely to be aware of just how talented this kid is. Well, they are getting a crash course now.

In Round 1 vs Ottawa, Kreider made his debut when fellow rookie Carl Hagelin was suspended for 3 games. Kreider’s first game was a feeling out process but he has improved game after game. In a must-win situation of Game 6 in that series, Kreider scored the game winning goal. In the do-or-die Game 7, Kreider used his considerable size and speed to cause havoc for the Senators defense as he was the most tenacious forechecker for New York all game long. His speed is opening up room for his linemates as Derek Stepan has awoken from his scoreless slump to rack up several points since Kreider moved to his left wing and steady, reliable captain Ryan Callahan on the right wing.

Fans can still find NY Rangers tickets for most games of this series. The Rangers and Caps play again tonight at Madison Square Garden before heading to Washington DC for games 3 and 4.

Apr 30

The top 5 events on SelectATicket.com last week were as follows:

  1. Kentucky Derby Tickets
  2. Masters Golf Tournament Tickets
  3. Argentina vs Brazil Tickets
  4. The Book of Mormon Tickets
  5. 2012 MLB All Star Game Tickets

The Kentucky Derby is coming up this Saturday and by the top 5 list, we can see that fans are still in the market for tickets.

Check back next week to see what events make the top 5 for the current week on SelectATicket.com.

Apr 27

The NHL playoffs are underway and the fans have been treated to one of the most eventful first rounds in years.

The matchups started out as follows:
(1) New York Rangers vs (8) Ottawa Senators
(2) Boston Bruins vs (7) Washington Capitals
(3) Florida Panthers vs (6) New Jersey Devils
(4) Pittsburgh Penguins vs (5) Philadelphia Flyers

With defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins and recent champions Pittsburgh Penguins, the East figured to be stocked heading in to round one.

In shocking fashion to some, the lower seed won 3 of the 4 series with only the top-seeded New York Rangers advancing to the second round. And it took the Rangers 7 games to do so!

Undoubtedly the wildest series was Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia as the Flyers ousted the Pengiuns 4 games to 2 after storming out to a 3 games to none lead. The scoring was back and forth all series long with neither team doing much to help out their goaltenders. Not to mention the bad blood between these cross-state rivals, this series was physical and all-around very entertaining. The Flyers will meet the New Jersey Devils in the next round as the 6th seeded Devils upended the 3rd seeded Florida Panthers. The Panthers held a 3 games to 2 lead but lost the 6th and 7th games (Game 7 at home in double overtime) to allow New Jersey to advance. Philadelphia will have home ice advantage against New Jersey and this series figures to be a war between these close divisional rivals.

The Washington Capitals changed coaches earlier this year and brought in former Caps center Dale Hunter to take over. Hunter has succeeded in getting his team to buy in to a more defensive scheme, and with young Holtby in goal they are supporting him with everything they’ve got. They live and die by their power play now, as they are still loaded with top-end talent. If the New York Rangers want to move on, they will have to remain disciplined and stay out of the penalty box. Their penalty killing was strong against Ottawa but it will have to be near perfect against Washington. The Rangers were on the ropes in their series but won games 6 and 7 to take the series 4 games to 3. Marred with cheap shots and very physical play, the Senators game the Rangers a run for their money but in the end New York’s goaltender Henrik Lundqvist proved too much for Ottawa to overcome. Expect the Rangers and Capitals to be another physical series with New York holding home ice advantage in this one.

The winner from each series will then meet up for the Eastern Conference Championship in the Stanley Cup Semifinals.

Local fans can find NY Rangers playoff tickets as well as Devils vs Flyers tickets at Select-A-Ticket.

Apr 26

Rush, the Canadian power trio that’s been rocking since the late 1960’s, is touring again in 2012 in support of their upcoming album, Clockwork Angels.

The tour will bring Rush to Newark’s Prudential Center on October 20, 2012.

With all those years of producing music under their belts, Rush is fully equipped to bring a non-stop rocking good time to their dedicated fans. There are countless songs that they could perform, you could comprise a number of setlists out of their extensive collection as well as covers they perform, such as The Who’s “The Seeker”, and still have plenty of great songs to spare.

The band went through a few configurations before releasing their self-titled debut album back in 1974. Their combination of complicated compositions, lyrics delving into the fantasy and sci-fi realm and the fact that it only takes three guys to perform these intricate tunes all contributes to the delight their music brings to their fans.

Rush had already established a strong following prior to their mainstream success with 1981’s “Moving Pictures”. Containing fan favorites “Tom Sawyer”, “Limelight”, “Red Barchetta” and the instrumental “YYZ”, the Moving Pictures album is one of those “must-have” albums for most fans of rock.

Rush has been around a long time and with that longevity comes more and more fans. The older ones are still here and younger generations are just hearing their great songs for the first time. As a result, good Rush tickets can be hard to come by when they come to town.

Apr 24

These events made the top 5 on SelectATicket.com last week, what events do you think will make the list this week?

  1. U.S. Open Golf Tickets
  2. Bruce Springsteen Tickets
  3. Kentucky Oaks Tickets
  4. Argentina vs Brazil Tickets
  5. Il Volo Tickets
Apr 24

Last week, tickets to the 2012 U.S. Open Golf were the hottest tickets on SelectATicket.com. More than 150 of the world’s best golfers come together to compete in the U.S. Open for one prestigious trophy.

At the 2011 U.S. Open Golf, the scoring record was crushed when Rory McIlroy finished 16-under-par 268. McIlroy had an eight-stroke victory over Jason Day in Bethesda, Md. This year, the Open will be held at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, CA.

At just 12 days short of being 152 years old, The Olympic club is America’s oldest athletic club. Many local, regional, national and international championships are hosted at the Club, and it is one of the most beautiful courses in the country. This year, the Club has a week-long spot dedicated to the U.S. Open Golf Championships, June 11–17.

Tickets to the U.S. Open Golf Practice Rounds, U.S. Golf Open Championship Round and the U.S. Open Trophy Club tickets are on sale now with many ticket options to choose from.

Find your U.S. Open Golf Tickets at SelectATicket.com now!

Apr 22

After being shut out Saturday night by the Ottawa Senators, the New York Rangers find themselves within one game of ending their chances to compete in the Stanley Cup Finals. On Saturday at Madison Square Garden, the eighth seeded Senators beat the top-seeded Blueshirts 2-0, giving them a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.

The Eastern-champ Rangers had a tough time getting anything past goalie Craig Anderson. He had a 41-save performance, and helped the Senators stand up to the Rangers.

After winning two straight games, the Senators will have a chance to knock out the Rangers. The New York Rangers will attempt to save themselves from elimination on Monday, April 23 in Ottawa. If New York can outplay Ottawa, it will force the deciding Game 7 at the Garden in New York City.

The Rangers will try to force a Game 7, but may have to do so without Brian Boyle. Boyle has been their most consistent player in the series so far, but has suffered a concussion as a result of a hit by Chris Neal, which John Tortorella called a “dangerous, cheap hit.”

Whether or not Boyle will return in Monday’s game, the Rangers will figure out a way to be more aggressive offensively.

Find your New York Rangers Tickets on SelectATicket.com now!

Apr 21

Coldplay will be kicking off their first North American tour in nearly three years tonight at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB. The tour is in support of their Platinum record, Mylo Xyloto. The tour will stop in 20 different cities with two-night stands in cities including Philadelphia, Dallas, San Jose, Toronto and more.

Mylo Xyloto is Coldplay’s seventh studio album, and has topped the charts in more than 30 countries. In 2011, the album scored the most No. 1 rankings of any album worldwide. The album broke the record for the highest number of download sales in one week by hitting the No. 1 spot in all 35 iTunes stores worldwide. Coldplay first achieved this record in 2008 with Viva La Vida.

The album features a collaboration with America’s favorite Barbadian, Rihanna, which received the first of three Grammy award nominations. The three nominations included “Paradise” for Best Pop Dup/Group Performance and “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song.

Coldplay will be performing two nights at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4. Don’t miss your chance to see this seven-time Grammy winning band live in concert!

Find Coldplay tickets from Select-A-Ticket.com now!

Apr 19

The New Jersey Devils look to even up their first round playoff series with the Florida Panthers tonight at Newark’s Prudential Center. If the Devils win tonight, they will force the series to go at least 6 games which means another home game at the Prudential Center on April 24.

Game 3 saw the Devils jump out to a 3-0 lead within the first 7 minutes of the game only to squander the lead and fall 4-3. The Devils tried valiantly to tie the game up late in the third period and in the final minute it appeared as though Zach Parise would tie the game but the pass was in his skates and handcuffed him enough to force the shot wide. The puck harmlessly hit the outside of the net and shortly thereafter time expired.

But that loss can be erased tonight with a New Jersey victory. Should the Devils lose, they will head back to Florida in a must-win situation for game 5 Saturday night. While not an insurmountable challenge, that is not an idea situation for any team to put themselves in.

Find New Jersey Devils tickets for their home playoff games, and even their road games in Florida as they seek to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

Apr 18

Building upon the successful return to the stage, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have added a late summer/early fall leg to their Wrecking Ball Tour in which they will be playing outdoor stadiums!

With shows at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park and MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands, the two hottest areas in the country for Bruce fans are going to be well taken care of by The Boss.

The current tour has seen a triumphant return to live shows for the band. After losing Clarence Clemmons last year, fans were unsure when or if they’d see another tour and if they did, just how good could they be without The Big Man?

Well, while his presence and talent cannot be replaced, it has taken the addition of an entire horn section, which includes Clarence’s nephew Jake Clemmons on sax, to cover for the departed Clemmons. They do a comendable job and if you close your eyes during Jungleland, you just might think The Big Man himself is up on that stage.

What the addition of the horn section has done is enabled Bruce to bring new life to some older tunes that used quite a bit of horns. Songs like “Thundercrack”, “”Kitty’s Back” sound fresher and more powerful than ever.

Springsteen tickets for some stadium shows go on sale this week, for Bruce fans looking for a great way to end their summer with some good friends, maybe do some tailgating, hear your favorite tunes played live…. well it just doesn’t get better than this.

Apr 16

The Top 5 Events on SelectATicket.com last week were as follows:

  1. US Open Golf Tickets
  2. Evita Tickets
  3. New Jersey Devils Tickets
  4. Daytona 500 Tickets
  5. Philadelphia Flyers Tickets

The NHL Playoffs really are heating up – there are tickets available for all games if you want to see the most intense hockey around, each series is action-packed so far.

Check back next week to see what events make the list for the current week.

Apr 11

The long and difficult road to the Stanley Cup begins tonight with 3 games. One in the Eastern Conference and two in the Western Conference.

In what promises to be a wildly entertaining series, cross-state rivals Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins faceoff tonight in Pittsburgh for Game 1 of their series. With lots of bad blood between the squads as well as bragging rights for the state of Pennsylvania, this one is going to be a great matchup. It is too bad that one of these powerful teams will be eliminated in Round 1 but that’s what makes this a can’t-miss matchup.

In a rare role as underdog, the Detroit Red Wings will travel to Nashville to battle the Predators in the tightly contested 4-5 seed matchup in the West. The Predators have really made strides this season and with goalie Pekka Rinne between the pipes, this may be their year to make some noise in the playoffs. Not so fast though say Detroit fans, they’ve still got some guys named Datsyuk, Zetterberg and Lidstrom who stand in Nashville’s way.

Then the late game will see the L.A. Kings travel to Vancouver for Game 1 vs the Canucks. Having lost last year’s finals and won the President’s Trophy this year, it is Stanley Cup or bust for the Canucks. After a few years of being good but not good enough, the L.A. Kings finally got over the hump and managed to sneak into the playoffs. The late addition of Jeff Carter bolstered their offense to the point where it is playoff worthy. With stud goaltender Jonathan Quick and a mobile defense, the L.A. Kings just might be the dark horse of the Western Conference. Take them too lightly and we may see an upset in Round 1.

For all of these games and all other NHL playoff tickets, visit SelectATicket.com. There is a great selection of tickets for every game, particularly for New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers games.

Apr 9

The Top 5 Events on SelectATicket.com last week were as follows:

  1. 2012 MLB All Star Game Tickets
  2. Big Time Rush Tickets
  3. Bruce Springsteen Tickets
  4. New Jersey Nets Tickets
  5. Evita Tickets

Be sure to check back next week to see what events make the top 5 list for the current week.

Apr 6

The New Jersey Devils assured themselves of the 6th seed in the Eastern conference when they defeated the Detroit Red Wings last night, 2-1. Combined with Philadelphia’s defeat of Buffalo, it means the Devils cannot move higher or fall lower than 6th place with only one game remaining in the regular season.

The Devils faceoff against the Ottawa Senators in a 3pm start at Prudential Center tomorrow afternoon.

The Devils will open the playoffs on the road against the #3 seed in the East which is yet to be determined. That spot will go to the Southeast conference winner which is still up for grabs between the Florida Panthers and Washington Capitals.

The Capitals play the Rangers on Saturday and Carolina visits Florida in the final games for all teams involved. So it will truly come down to the bitter end to see who the New Jersey Devils will face in the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Either opponent poses interesting challenges. The Florida Panthers are in the playoffs for the first time in 10 years after under-going a major overhaul orchestrated by GM Dale Tallon. Tallon purged the team of many players and contracts heading into the past off-season and entered the free agency period with money to spend just to get to the salary cap floor.

The result is a team that has gone from the basement to challenging for 3rd in the East, quite a rebound from a year ago. They are not to be taken lightly.

The Washington Capitals have had their troubles this year including firing head coach Bruce Boudreau. However they are finally getting some of their skaters back as defenseman Mike Green and center Nicklas Backstrom have recently returned to the lineup following long injuries. Their firepower alone is enough to win a series, the main question mark will be in goal for the Caps where injuries to Tomas Vokoun and, last night, to Michael Neuvirth, may put them in a tight spot.

In any event, regardless of who they play, fans can find NJ Devils playoff tickets on sale now at SelectATicket.com and enjoy the live playoff hockey action, there’s nothing as intense as playoff hockey!

Apr 3

The New York Rangers currently stand atop the NHL’s Eastern Conference standings with just a handful of games remaining before Saturday’s end to the regular season. The only other Eastern team which can catch the Rangers is the Pittsburgh Penguins. Any combination of a Rangers gaining a point or Penguins losing a single point would give the Rangers possession of 1st place and home ice advantage through at least the NHL semifinals should they advance deep into the playoffs.

Pittsburgh has been breathing down the Rangers’ collective necks but the Penguins have faltered in recent games allowing New York to establish a strong lead. The Rangers face the Philadelphia Flyers tonight in Philadelphia and the Penguins visit defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins.

Should the Rangers lose in regulation to Philadelphia and the Penguins defeat the Bruins tonight, it would make for a thrilling matchup Thursday night at Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center as the Rangers visit Pittsburgh for the 2nd to last game of the season for each team.

In any event, the Rangers are guaranteed either 1st place or 4th place finish in the Eastern Conference and their only possible first round opponents are Washington, Buffalo, Ottawa, Florida and Philadelphia. There would have to be some unlikely events but that’s why they play the games! You never know what is going to happen.

The Rangers are having their best season since the memorable 1994 campaign and fans of the Blueshirts are cautiously optimistic this current team can make some noise in the NHL playoffs. With Henrik Lundqvist between the pipes, a fearless team of shot blockers in front of him and timely scoring from Marian Gaborik & Brad Richards, the Rangers have as good a chance as any team to win it all this year.

The New York Rangers open the 2012 NHL Playoffs at home on Thursday April 11 vs an opponent which remains to be determined. But no matter what team they face, Madison Square Garden will be rocking like it hasn’t in years — the fans feel it, the players feel it — you can too, be there for NHL playoff hockey at MSG, there is nothing like a New York Rangers playoff game until you have experienced it and then you will want to go back every time!

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