A full-throated crowd truly is an advantage for the home team. Philadelphia has long been known as city with passionate, almost rabid fans who are so invested in their teams it's scary. Veterans Stadium had a court during Eagles games for goodness sake.
Flyers fans fit that mold. They are passionate, dedicated, and knowledgeable. They don't demand perfection as long as the effort is there. They expect the team to play as hard as this blue collar town works.
For the past season plus, the rabid and full-throated atmosphere has been, for lack of a better term, missing. That was until Tuesday night. Those knowledgeable and passionate fans had the Wells Fargo Center rocking in what was the most important home game of the season to that point.