Hockey players are like children: they are often missing teeth, are placed in a timeout box when they get into a fight, and their legs can be rubbed for good luck. Give yourself the luck of a child with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a ticket to a New Jersey Devils game played at the Prudential Center in downtown Newark (a $59 value). Choose one of the following games:
- Wednesday, December 15 at 7 p.m. against the Phoenix Coyotes
- Friday, December 31 at 5 p.m. against the Atlanta Thrashers
Lead by first-year coach John MacLean, the 2010–2011 New Jersey Devils aim to win their third straight NHL Atlantic Division championship. Though off to a slow start, the Devils look to rebound behind the strong play of Czech winger Patrik Elias and veteran goaltender Martin Brodeur, whose six tentacles have made his goal an impenetrable fortress. With this deal, you’ll get 100-level mezzanine seating at one of two Devils games, as you catch right winger Radim Vrbata and the Phoenix Coyotes on Dec. 15 or witness defender Tobias Enstrom and the stingy Atlanta Thrashers on Dec. 31.
Opened in 2007, the impressively pristine Prudential Center has been the foundation of downtown Newark’s revitalization, and is accessible by Path Train and NJ Transit. Feel free to take the entire gang to this family-friendly event, where you’ll witness the spectacle of this world-class arena, the high jinks of the 275-year-old mascot N.J. Devil, and the smell of the penalty box’s Easy-Bake Oven.
- The only hockey arena in the country architecturally made for hockey. Great sight lines, not a bad seat in the house. I've sat all over here too. Good food and beers. – Devin L., Yelp
- This arena is awesome. Went there for a devils-islanders preseason hockey game last night and it was worth the trip...Very eclectic food selection and seating is great. More spaced out. – Justin F., Yelp