It's weird: at most sports the front row is for the big spenders, the ones who spent a lot to look dignified while a game takes place eight feet away. At hockey games, people in the front row have to GO NUTS, and ACT SUPER ROWDY by VICIOUSLY POUNDING ON THE PLEXIGLASS like a jerk at the zoo trying to mess with the monkeys.
Sometimes, the frenzied cheering comes back to haunt the frenzied cheerers:
Who knows if the actual force of the hit knocked this Montreal Canadiens fan down or whether she was just recoiling in fear of having two enormous hockey players in her face. Both would be perfectly acceptable.