Record-setting sales for Game 3

Updated: June 8, 2014, 12:29 AM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

The NHL hit another business milestone on Friday, as ticket resale site StubHub said Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals Monday will be the highest-grossing league game in company history.

The median ticket price sold for the game in New York between the Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings stood at $1,320 a ticket as of 9 p.m. ET on Friday night.

That price combined with the amount of tickets sold on the site pushed Monday's game past the previous high -- Game 4 of the 2012 Stanley Cup finals, when the New Jersey Devils played the Kings in Los Angeles.

"The Rangers have always sold well, but this surge is astounding," StubHub spokesman Cameron Papp said. "It really shows the growth in popularity of the NHL over the last few years. It's been an historic NHL playoffs for us overall, and Game 3 in New York is the hottest ticket on the entire site."

Papp said the game also has set a StubHub record for the highest-grossing event at Madison Square Garden. The previous highs were two Knicks games against the Miami Heat and a One Direction concert, according to Papp.

On Thursday, Dan Beckerman, president and CEO of AEG, which owns the Kings and the Staples Center, told ESPN.com that Wednesday night's Game 1 in Los Angeles broke the team record for ticket sales.

Darren Rovell | email

ESPN.com Sports Business reporter

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