SPRINGFIELD< Mass. (WWLP) - A growing number of Springfield Sports fans is dealing with a serious case of " Falcons Fever."
It looked like just about every seat was filled at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield Saturday night.
Falcons fans are excited because Springfield's AHL franchise is heading for the Calder Cup Playoffs.
While the Falcons came out on the losing side Saturday night, they are having a winning season, and fans are looking to the post- season which starts in less than two weeks.
Evan Schwartz was one of almost six thousand psyched Falcons fans at Saturday night's game.
"This season's just been amazing. It's what we've been waiting for. Been waiting ten years for another playoff game, and we finally got it," Schwartz told 22News enthusiastically.
The Providence Bruins disappointed the home crowd by shutting out the falcons two to nothing Saturday night.
The Falcons have two more home games and two more road games before the playoffs begin. They host Connecticut Sunday afternoon at the MassMutual Center before hitting road for Worcester Wednesday.