Posted at: 05/07/2013 6:33 AM
Updated at: 05/07/2013 6:50 PM
By: Leslie Dyste
It's not just downtown St. Paul restaurants and bars who are benefiting from the Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks playoff games.
Some St. Paul hotels tell KSTP business is booming due to Blackhawks fans in town.
As of Tuesday afternoon, ticket prices on Ticket King were at $360 for the best seat in the house at Xcel Energy Center for Tuesday night's Game 4.
Ticket prices for game 5 at the United Center in Chicago are going for $600 for the best seat in the house on Ticket King.
Meanwhile, after a rough-and-tumble effort in an overtime victory, the Wild are bracing for the inevitable pushback from the top-seeded Blackhawks in Tuesday night's game.
"A lot of teams respond well after losses, and that's obviously a tough loss for them. They'll be ready to go," said Minnesota rookie Jason Zucker, who got the winning goal in the 3-2 decision Sunday that cut Chicago's series lead to 2-1.
The Blackhawks acknowledged without prompting they needed to bring more intensity. But whether they're actually focusing on bruising and banging more with the Wild, well, that depended on who was talking after practice on Monday.
"They played like they had to win the game," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said, "and we didn't. We wanted to make sure we had more urgency to our game."
Click here to track Tuesday night's game with KSTP.com.
The Associated Press Contributed to this Report.