Blues playoff tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 23

Despite the fact the St. Louis Blues haven't officially earned a spot in the playoffs, tickets for the first two home playoff games of the first round go on sale Tuesday, April 23 at 10:00am. Dates for the two home games (along with opponents and the actual fact of whether or not the Blues will be in the playoffs) have yet to be determined. More information is available on the team's official site

Tickets can be purchased from the box office, online through Ticketmaster or at participating Ticketmaster locations. There's a six ticket limit per order. If Ticketmaster isn't your thing, it's a safe bet that tons of tickets will be on StubHub shortly after they officially go on sale. 

As you might imagine, prices for the first round are significantly higher compared to prices for regular season games. The cheapest seat you'll find at the end of the Mezzanine will set you back $50, plus facility fees and the  usually outrageous Ticketmaster fees. The cheapest seats in the lower bowl will set you back $82, which again doesn't include any fees. 

Once the Blues clinch a spot in the playoffs, expect to see the club announce sales dates for the second round shortly after. Tickets to the second round will be considerably higher than the price for the first round you see pictured on the right, based on what we saw from the Blues in 2011-12.

Are you planning on buying playoff tickets? If you are, I suggest scrounging around the secondary ticket market for seats. Beyond StubHub there are usually a couple other outlets where you can find seats a bit more reasonably priced and without Ticketmaster gouging your wallet.