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Selena Gomez debuts at #2, 1D still #1 – Tickifieds Top 10

Selena Gomez Stars Dance TourIt’s starting to finally feel like spring, and as such, ticket sales are starting to heat up.  Outside of the typical domination of One Direction, pop princess Selena Gomez catapults all the way up to #2 this week. While many know her as Justin Bieber’s on again and off girlfriend, Selena has her own cult-like following of tweeners.  Joining 1D and Selena on the concert front is Ozzy Osbourne’s with Black Sabbath and the Fresh Beat Band.

The rest of this week’s top 10 is dominated by both the NBA and NHL playoffs.  The NBA playoffs kicked off just this past weekend while several NHL teams are still jockeying for position.

So without further delay, here is this weeks top 10…

Top Events Week 14 (4/15/2013 to 4/22/2013)

1.  One Direction

No surprise as One Direction continues its run as the top event on Tickifieds Ticket Classifieds.  This week, popular concert stops include Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and Minneapolis.

2.  Selena Gomez

It’s going to be a big year for the former Disney star Selena Gomez.  Not only is she set to embark on her first solo world tour but she has her debut album coming out.  Popular shows include Boston, Toronto, Rosemont and Philadelphia.

3.  Miami Heat

Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh are looking to add another NBA title to their collection.  The Heat are playing the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1st round with games 1, 2 and 5 scheduled to be played in Miami.

4.  Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn sports fans haven’t had much to cheer about since the Dodgers left town decades ago.  However, this year the Brooklyn Nets are are primed for a deep run in the 2013 NBA playoffs.  First on the schedule is the 1st round matchup with the Chicago Bulls.

5.  Fresh Beat Band

The Fresh Beat Band is one of the most popular kids programs on the popular channel Nick Jr.  Shout, Twist, Marina, and Kiki will all be touring as part of the Fresh Beat Band this summer and fall.  Popular shows include San Antonio, Pittsburgh and New York.

6.  Pittsburgh Penguins

With the addition of Jarome Iginla, the Pittsburgh Penguins are one of the favorites to win the 2013 Stanley Cup.  The Pens are a lock for the #1 seed in the East and will get home ice advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs.

7.  Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne is back with Black Sabbath for a few select showsand fans are über excited to get tickets.  Black Sabbath will have concerts in Holmdel New Jersey, The Gorge, Toronto, and Los Angeles.

8.  Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks are on their way to winning the Presidents Cup and would have home ice advantage throughout the playoffs.  It’s Stanley Cup or bust for Chicago fans!

9.  Los Angeles Clippers

Blake Griffin and CP3 have stolen the hearts of LA basketball fans especially after Lakers star Kobe Bryant went out with an injury.  The Clippers are facing the Memphis Grizzlies in round 1 and have home court advantage.

10.  New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony and company have the whole city of New York excited about their prospects of return to importance in the NBA East. The Knicks are facing the Boston Celtics in the 1st round but nothing short of a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals will satisfy their fans.

This top 10 list is compiled from internal search data from Tickifieds.com and organic traffic from search engines.  Search terms are ranked by using a combination of both sources of search data.

2012 NHL Playoff Schedule (Round 1)

2012 NHL Playoff ScheduleThe 2012 NHL Playoffs are finally here and we have the complete schedule for round 1 of the Eastern and Western Conference Quarterfinals.

 

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE

#1 NY Rangers vs #8 Ottawa Senators

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
7 P.M.
OTTAWA AT NY RANGERS
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012
7 P.M.
OTTAWA AT NY RANGERS
MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012
7:30 P.M.
NY RANGERS AT OTTAWA
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
7:30 P.M.
NY RANGERS AT OTTAWA
*SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012
7 P.M.
OTTAWA AT NY RANGERS
*MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
TBD
NY RANGERS AT OTTAWA
*THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
TBD
OTTAWA AT NY RANGERS

#2 Boston Bruins vs #7 Washington Capitals

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
7:30 P.M.
CAPITALS AT BRUINS
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012
3 P.M.
CAPITALS AT BRUINS
MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012
7:30 P.M.
BRUINS AT CAPITALS
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
7:30 P.M.
BRUINS AT CAPITALS
*SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012
3 P.M.
CAPITALS AT BRUINS
*SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012
TBD
BRUINS AT CAPITALS
*WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
TBD
CAPITALS AT BRUINS

#3 Florida Panthers vs #6 NJ Devils

FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
7 P.M.
NEW JERSEY AT FLORIDA
SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012
7:30 P.M.
NEW JERSEY AT FLORIDA
TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
7 P.M.
FLORIDA AT NEW JERSEY
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
7 P.M.
FLORIDA AT NEW JERSEY
*SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012
6:30 P.M.
NEW JERSEY AT FLORIDA
*TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
TBD
FLORIDA AT NEW JERSEY
*THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
TBD
NEW JERSEY AT FLORIDA

#4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs #5 Philadelphia Flyers

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012
7:30 P.M.
FLYERS AT PENGUINS
FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
7:30 P.M.
FLYERS AT PENGUINS
SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012
3 P.M.
PENGUINS AT FLYERS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
7:30 P.M.
PENGUINS AT FLYERS
*FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
7:30 P.M.
FLYERS AT PENGUINS
*SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012
TBD
PENGUINS AT FLYERS
*TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
TBD
FLYERS AT PENGUINS

WESTERN CONFERENCE

#1  Vancouver Canucks vs #8 LA Kings

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012
10:30 P.M.
KINGS AT CANUCKS
FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
10 P.M.
KINGS AT CANUCKS
SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012
10:30 P.M.
CANUCKS AT KINGS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
10 P.M.
CANUCKS AT KINGS
*SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012
TBD
KINGS AT CANUCKS
*TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
TBD
CANUCKS AT KINGS
*THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
TBD
KINGS AT CANUCKS

#2 St. Louis Blues vs #7 San Jose Sharks

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
7:30 P.M.
SAN JOSE AT ST. LOUIS
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012
7:30 P.M.
SAN JOSE AT ST. LOUIS
MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012
10 P.M.
ST. LOUIS AT SAN JOSE
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
10:30 P.M.
ST. LOUIS AT SAN JOSE
*SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012
7:30 P.M.
SAN JOSE AT ST. LOUIS
*MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
TBD
ST. LOUIS AT SAN JOSE
*WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
TBD
SAN JOSE AT ST. LOUIS

#3 Phoenix Coyotes vs #6 Chicago Blackhawks

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
10 P.M.
CHICAGO AT PHOENIX
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012
10 P.M.
CHICAGO AT PHOENIX
TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
9 P.M.
PHOENIX AT CHICAGO
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
8 P.M.
PHOENIX AT CHICAGO
*SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012
10 P.M.
CHICAGO AT PHOENIX
*MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
TBD
PHOENIX AT CHICAGO
*WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
TBD
CHICAGO AT PHOENIX

#4 Nashville Predators vs #5 Detroit Red Wings

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012
8 P.M.
DETROIT AT NASHVILLE
FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
7:30 P.M.
DETROIT AT NASHVILLE
SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012
NOON
NASHVILLE AT DETROIT
TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
7:30 P.M.
NASHVILLE AT DETROIT
*FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
8 P.M.
DETROIT AT NASHVILLE
*SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012
TBD
NASHVILLE AT DETROIT
*TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
TBD
DETROIT AT NASHVILLE

Top Events Week 6, 2012

With Super Bowl XLVI taking place this weekend it is no wonder that the top 3 events this week are all Super Bowl related.  The Super Bowl is always a hot ticket but this year is especially big due to the teams involved:  the New York Giants and New England Patriots.  Not only do you have two of the largest sports markets in the country involved but you also have the two that hate each other the most.  Most people think of the Boston-New York rivalry as between Red Sox and Yankees fans.  However, the hatred spills over to all sports (Celtics vs Knicks, Patriots vs Jets/Giants, Bruins vs Rangers, etc.).  The NFL took a lot of heat for hosting the Super Bowl in a cold weather city (Indianapolis) but it doesn’t look like they are going to have any trouble attracting fans to all the festivities.Super Bowl XLVI

Although Super Bowl event dominated this weeks events, there are also plenty of other events worth mentioning.  Some old favorites and some new.  So without further delay, here are your top 10 events this week…

Top Events 2012 Week 2 (1/30/2012 to 2/5/2012)

1.  Super Bowl XLVI 2/5/2012 Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN

Tom Brady vs Eli Manning (Round 2).  Two big cities and a heated rivalry equals high ticket prices and big TV ratings!

2.  HDNet-DirectTV Super Bowl Party 2/4/2012 Victory Field, Indianapolis, IN 

Sometimes going to the many Super Bowl parties is better than actually going to the game. This one is one of the best being hosted by Peyton Manning and Mark Cuban.  The party includes a full open bar, plenty of food, and live entertainment including KATY PERRY!

3.  Maxim Super Bowl Tailgate Party 2/5/2012 Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN

This is looking to be the king of all tailgate parties.  The Maxim event will be hosted by Guy Fieri, Tony Siragusa, Dakota Meyer, and April Rose and will include premium food and beverages, Maxim celebrities, Maxim girls, and plenty of other VIP’s.

4.  Jason Aldean 2/2/2012 Oklahoma City Arena, Oklahoma City, OK

The Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party tour is still kicking strong.

5.  Jason Aldean 2/4/2012 Assembly Hall, Champaign, IL

Jason Aldean isn’t just big in the South…he is extremely popular with the college crowd as indicated by the popularity of his University of Illinois show.

6.  Disney On Ice: Mickey & Minnies Magical Journey at Nationwide Arena Columbus, OH

Disney On Ice shows are always popular this time of year as families are looking for things to do inside.

7.  The Book of Mormon 2/5/2012 Eugene ONeil Theatre New York, NY

Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s hit musical is still the toughest ticket in New York.  It’s surprising this isn’t on the list on a more consistent basis and people are constantly searching for tickets to this sold out show.

8. Jim Gaffigan 2/3/2012 Horseshoe Southern Indiana Elizabeth, IN

Northwest Indiana native Jim Gaffigan makes the list for his show in his home state of Indiana.   If you haven’t heard some of Jim Gaffigan’s stand-up comedy you really need to check him out of YouTube – “Hot Pockets“.

9.  Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Pengiuns 2/4/2012 TD Garden Boston, MA

Not much better matchup in hockey than a good old Bruins – Penguins game.  The TD Garden will be rocking on Saturday night!

10  AMA Supercross 2/4/2012 Angel Stadium Anaheim, CA

The AMA Supercross events continue to be big as they are tour largest baseball and football stadiums.  This weekends’ event at Angels Stadium is sold out yet many fans are still looking for tickets- especially in the lower levels.

This top 10 list is compiled from data from our partner website Tickifieds.  Events are ranked by using a combination of page views, search queries, and unique visitors.

 

2011 NHL Playoffs – Round 1 – Official

So, last week’s hockey post nailed a lot of the final playoff’s teams.  Just not all of them.   The official 2011 Playoff Teams were finally decided with a lucky last chance addition of the Blackhawks.  Below is the schedule for the first round games, which will take place April 13th27th.

Eastern Conference Quarter Final Matchups

#1 Washington Capitals vs #8 New York Rangers

#2 Philadelphia Flyers vs #7 Buffalo Sabres

#3 Boston Bruins vs #6 Montreal Canadiens

#4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs #5 Tampa Bay Lightning

Western Conference Quarter Final Matchups

#1 Vancouver Canucks vs #8 Chicago Blackhawks

#2 San Jose Sharks vs #7 Los Angeles Kings

#3 Detroit Red Wings vs Phoenix Coyotes

#4 Anaheim Ducks vs #5  Nashville Predators

 

In the Eastern Conference, ESPN thinks that the Capitals are holding court.  Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semin are the key players for the team.  Not surprisingly, however, while the Caps are sitting pretty, they should fear the Rangers, as they’ve beaten them three times already this season.   Goalie Henrik Lundqvist is the glue and glitter of the team.  Watch out for him.  All in all though, it is expected for the D.C. Capitals to win.

The Flyers are a formidable team with seven 20-goal scorers.  Poor Tyler Myers from the Flyers is going to have to use his large frame to block a lot of shots coming their way.

This is Boston’s first appearance at the conference final since the 91-92 season when they lost the game to the Penguins.  Tim Thomas has been the absolute shining star on the time with his regular season save percentage (.938) and his 35-11-9 record.  Nice job, Thomas!

While the outlook seemed bleak for the Penguins, due to the injuries of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Jordan Stall, Marc Andre Fleury has held the team together admirably and hopefully will continue to do so.  There is still a chance (looking slim though) that Crosby will show up for the playoffs.

The Blackhawks made the playoffs on a hope and prayer.  Jonathan Toews is one of the few survivors from last year’s championship team.  Pretty much the only hope the Blackhawks have to advance is if the Canucks make a lot of mistakes, which has been known to happen.

Joe Thornton is what stands between the Sharks and a championship.  He plays awesome regular season, but once it gets to the playoffs, he flakes out.  If he can get it together, perhaps they have a chance.  Here’s hoping!

Ah, Detroit, so nice to see you in the Playoffs again!  Nick Lidstrom leads his Red Wings in another championship attempt.  There’s no reason to discount this team.  Even the Coyotes 20 goal scorer Shane Doan, shouldn’t shake the Red Wings too much.

The Mighty Ducks!  Everyone seems to discount this team for whatever reason.  Seven guys on the team have Stanley Cup Rings,  reigning Richard trophy winner is on the team and there are two 30 goal scorers.  Corey Perry has 50 goals.

This is going to be an exciting first round of playoffs!

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NHL Playoffs Predictions

HockeyPlayoff season is in the air for NBA, NCAA and NHL.  Today, let’s just focus on hockey.

It’s been a long tiring 82 game regular season for the 16 teams who are playoff bound.  One team will have a 16 game winning streak and bring home the coveted Stanley Cup.

Let’s take a peek at the teams, shall we?

In the Eastern Conference the following teams are nearly surely to be playoff bound:

 Pittsburgh Penguins - The perpetually popular Penguins (say that 3 times fast!) had a bit of a rought start with the losses of top forwards Evgeni Malkin  and youngin’ Sidney Crosby, but remained in the top three seed.  They’re scrappy.

Washington Capitals – Their skill at keeping the goal tended is awesome.

Philadelphia Flyers – The Flyers are powerhouses on the ice due to their impenetrable offense and quick defense and stellar special teams.  They are a force to be reckoned with.

Tampa Bay Lightning – The Lightening’s offense this year has been rock solid and led by Martin St. Louis and emerging titan of the ice, Steven Stamkos

Boston Bruins – Boston is quite the little sports town this year with the Celtics being playoff bound, the Red Sox reigning at the top of the MLB world and now the Bruins.  After losing Marc Savard due to multiple concussions, they have become dependent on likely Vezina Tropy Winner Tim Thomas (goalie).  Their defense is what makes this team formidable.

On the Western Conference, the following teams look likely to head to the playoffs:

Detroit Redwings – Henrik Zetterberg, Nicklas Lidstron and Daniel Cleary have aided this season team through tough injuries on the core of the team.  The Goal is to get Pavel Datrsyuk back to 100% health before the playoff season starts.

Vancouver Canucks – Come on, they’re Canadian! Hockey is in their blood!  The Canucks have been reigning supreme this entire season.    They also have powerful twins playing, Daniel and Henrick Sedin.  It is highly likely that Daniel will lead the NHL in points for the2010-11 season while his brother will take the title for most assists in the league.  Their parents must be so proud!

San Jose Sharks – Two words.  “Anti” and “Niemi”.  Goalie of the century.  Well, maybe not, but he’s pretty amazing.  The Sharks have the 7th highest goals scored in the NHL thanks to Joe Thornton.

Phoenix Coyotes – The Coyotes?  Who would have thought?  Goalie Illya Bryzgalov is the glue of this team and Shane Doan is the rock.  Doan has logged more the 1100 for the team.

Los Angeles Kings – The Postseason looks a little scary for the Kings since power forward Anze Kopitar broke his ankle against the Avalanche recently  and will sit out the entire postseason.  Ouch.  Hopefully Jonathan Quick can fill Kiopitar’s shoes quickly.

Noticeably absent from these lists are the Chicago Blackhawks who are defending their Stanley Cup Championship from last year.  Perhaps the owners shouldn’t have traded away nearly all of the winning team what seems like minutes after they won? Thank goodness top-tier offense in Patrick Kane and  Jonathan Toews are still kicking around, but this team is vastly different from the winning team last year.

Time will tell which of these teams takes home the cup!

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