We have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the NHL’s online services, you agree to these updated documents and to the arbitration of disputes.
Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
 
SHARE

How loud is it? Game 5 decibel readings

Sunday, 06.06.2010 / 11:03 PM / 2010 Stanley Cup Final - Blackhawks vs. Flyers

NHL.com

Share with your Friends


How loud is it? Game 5 decibel readings

How loud is it inside the United Center for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final?

NHL.com aims to find out. We have a decibel meter packed alongside all the laptops, notebooks, cameras and pens, so we will provide some level of the noise and excitement inside the building at key parts of Game 5.

The top reading in Game 1 at the United Center was 121dB, recorded during the singing of the National Anthem (Game 1 decibel readings). Game 2's highest decibel mark was 122dB, also measured during the National Anthem (Game 2 decibel readings). The highest reading for Game 3, the first in Philly, was 114dB, recorded when Claude Giroux scored the overtime game-winner (Game 3 decibel readings). Game 4's decibel reading peaked at 118dB, measured just after Jeff Carter sealed the Flyers' victory with an empty net goal (Game 4 decibel readings).

The decibel meter will be in tow throughout the Final, so we'll find out which fans -- Chicago or Philadelphia -- will raise the roof the most.

EVENT/OCCURRENCE
TIME OF PERIOD
DECIBEL READING
COMPARISON
Hawks come out for warmups
Pre-game
105dB Motorcyle
Hawks come out for game time
Pre-game 101dB Blender
Hawks shown leaving dressing room
Pre-game 105dB Motorcyle
Hawks enter the ice Pre-game 111dB Power Saw
Niemi introduced in starting lineup Pre-game 107dB Motorcycle
Keith introduced in starting lineup Pre-game 106dB Diesel Truck
Seabrook introduced in starting lineup Pre-game 105dB Motorcycle
Toews introduced in starting lineup Pre-game 106dB Motorcycle
Hossa introduced in starting lineup Pre-game 103dB Motorcycle
Kopecky introduced in starting lineup Pre-game 103dB Train
Beginning of National Anthem Pre-game 106dB Motorcycle
When "Rockets red glare" is sung Pre-game 109dB Heavy Truck
Anthem finishes up Pre-game 114dB Loud Rock Concert
Let's go Hawks chant before puck drop
Pre-game 105dB Motorcycle
Early Byfuglien rush and shot on goal 1:14 into 1st period
98dB Blender
Appreciation of early Hawks power play
6:00 into 1st period 103dB Motorcycle
Booing Pronger when he touches puck 6:15 into 1st period
98dB Blender
Hartnell called for highsticking penalty
11:16 into 1st period 104dB Motorcycle
Seabrook scores powerplay goal 12:17 into 1st period
113dB Loud Rock Concert
'Chelsea Dagger' celebration song
Seconds later 104dB Motorcycle
Bolland scores goal 15:26 into 1st period
114dB Loud Rock Concert
Crowd oohs as puck slides past Niemi
16:00 into 1st period 98dB Blender
Versteeg scores goal 18:15 into 1st period
115dB Loud Rock Concert
Versteeg goal announced
Moments later 103dB Motorcycle
Sustained cheering during break in play 1:14 into 1st period
103dB Motorcycle
Booing Pronger when he touches puck 19:27 into 1st period 101dB Blender
Kane scores goal
3:13 into 2nd period
112dB Heavy Truck
Kane goal announced Moments later 104dB Motorcycle
Michael Jordan shown on big screen
6:11 into 2nd period
101dB Blender
Jordan pumps fist to acknowledge crowd Seconds later 104dB Motorcycle
Pronger penalized for boarding
15:18 into 2nd period 104dB Motorcycle
Pronger shown on screen in box
Moments later 105dB Motorcycle
Let's go Hawks cheer
Moments later
106dB Diesel Truck
Byfuglien scores powerplay goal 15:45 into 2nd period 113dB Loud Rock Concert
Byfuglien goal announced
6:11 into 2nd period 104dB Motorcycle
Coburn lays hit on Versteeg 5:10 into 3rd period 104dB Loud Rock Concert
Let's go Hawks chant after Flyers 3rd goal
6:11 into 3rd period 102dB Motorcycle
Fan jig dance shown during break Mid-3rd period 106dB Train
Cheering the end of Versteeg penalty
12:38 into 3rd period 102dB Motorcycle
Sharp scores goal 16:08 into 3rd period 115dB Loud Rock Concert
'Chelsea Dagger' celebration song Seconds later 107dB Motorcycle
Rocky Wirtz shown on video screen Moments later 107dB Train
Byfuglien scores empty netter
17:55 into 3rd period 119dB Shot Gun
We want the Cup chant
19:35 into 3rd period 104dB Train
End of game horn and cheers
End of game 111dB Motorcycle
Stick salute to the crowd
Postgame 112dB Loud Rock Concert
Kane announced as 3rd star
Postgame 105dB Motorcycle
Versteeg announced as 2nd star
Postgame 106dB Train
Byfuglien announced as 1st star
Postgame 106dB Motorcycle













NOTES
:

Level at which sustained exposure may result in hearing loss:      90 - 95dB
Pain begins:     
125dB
Loudest recommended exposure WITH hearing protection:      
140dB
Loudest sound possible:      
194dB



Statistics for the Decibel Comparison Chart were taken from a study by Marshall Chasin , M.Sc., Aud(C), FAAA, Centre for Human Performance & Health, Ontario, Canada.






Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres