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 $16, you get two main-deck tickets to see a Portland Pirates first-round playoff game on 4/14 or 4/16 (up to a $36 value). Adult tickets in the main deck cost $16 each prior to the game, and $18 the day of the game.
The Pirates stock their roster with rising stars who've rocketed the team to the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season with a ice-filled fury of slapshots and cartilage-crushing crashes. Currently at the top of the Eastern Conference, the talented skating sportsmen play their rowdy home games at The Civic Center, where hockey fans jockeying for position close to the action can nestle into a main-deck seat, close enough to bring opposing goalies into earshot of constructive criticism and hearty granola-bar recipes. With today's deal, you and a fellow hockey fan can watch the Pirates cross sticks and skate figure 9s around their opponents as they attempt to reach the Calder Cup.