TAMPA, Fla. — If you’re still hoping to score a ticket or two to watch the Tampa Bay Lightning play the Montreal Canadiens in this season’s Stanley Cup Final, you’d better be ready to shell out some serious scratch.

What You Need To Know

  • Tickets to Stanley Cup Final games are still available through resellers

  • Prices for Game 2 range from $430 to $8,000

  • Games in Montreal are exponentially more expensive

Less than two hours before the puck dropped in Monday night’s opening game in the series — during which the Bolts went on to trounce the Canadiens 5-1 at home — tickets were still available, and the prices ran from $269 on StubHub and $290 through Ticketmaster’s Verified Reseller program all the way up to $1,500 for individual Club Row berths and $2,700 for VIP Row seats.

And the series won’t see deals that, ahem, cheap again.

What will hometown Lightning fans have to shell out for this Wednesday’s Game 2 at Amalie Arena? As of 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29, the cheapest tickets available via Ticketmaster are $430 for nosebleed seats, and the most expensive and closest to the ice are going for as much as $8,000. Over at StubHub, the cheapest tickets are still a bit cheaper at just under $400; the best ones are running from around $3,000 to $7,650.

If you want to get ahead of the game and buy seats for a potential Game 5 in Tampa Bay, you’ll have to shell out a minimum of approximately $775 today — for a match that might not even happen.

Hockey fans in the Great White North have it even worse, though. Ticket reselling site Gametime is selling tickets to Game 3 in Montreal for a bare minimum of $3,499, and their best seats top out at a whopping $17,720. And that’s in U.S. dollars — in Canadian dollars, those ticket prices convert to $4,330 and $21,931, respectively.