The Boston Bruins have taken the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals. They defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-2 after overcoming a 2-0 deficit putting the Bruins in early control of a championship that has eluded the city since they beat the Vancouver Canucks in 2011 under Claude Julien. Boston residents love their hockey and undoubtedly hung on every puck drop and icing call in the opening game of the series on Monday night, but how does the City of Boston rank among the best cities for Hockey fans? Pretty well, according to WalletHub. The personal finance website has unveiled its report on 2019's Best Cities for Hockey Fans.

To determine the best places for hockey spectators, WalletHub compared 73 U.S. cities based on two divisional categories, professional and college hockey, across 21 key metrics. The data set ranges from the performance level of the city’s teams to minimum season ticket prices to stadium capacity.

WalletHub crunched the numbers to determine the best places for hockey enthusiasts, ranking 73 U.S. cities based on 21 key indicators of a good hockey city. The company set ranges from ticket prices to stadium capacity to the performance level of each city's teams. According to the data collected by Wallethub, the City of Boston was ranked #3 when it comes the best places for NHL Hockey fans and #1 overall when it comes to places for NCAA Hockey fans.

CLICK HERE to view the full report and see how Boston fared against other Hockey cities.

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