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How loud is it? Game 2 decibel readings

Saturday, 06.04.2011 / 11:11 PM / 2011 Stanley Cup Final - Canucks v Bruins

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How loud is it? Game 2 decibel readings

What's all the noise about?

Simple, the Vancouver Canucks are looking to get the jump on the franchise's first Stanley Cup by winning the opening two games of this Final. But the Bruins are looking to make a little history of their own as they attempt to secure the franchise's sixth Stanley Cup.

Put your ear to the NHL.com Decibel Meter for these sound booms during tonight's game:


EVENT/OCCURRENCE
TIME OF PERIOD
DECIBEL READING
COMPARISON
Manny! Manny! Manny! (Malhotra) chant Pre-game
98dB Snowmobile
Finish of Canadian national anthem
Pre-game 105dB Power saw
Luongo makes stick save
Early 1st period 100dB Snowmobile
Malhotra waits for his first face-off Early 1st period 106dB Power saw
Malhotra first shift, appears on video screen
Early 1st period 108dB Power saw
Interference call on Chara
Mid-1st period 103dB Motorcycle
Burrows scores game's first goal
12:12 of 1st period 111dB Sandblasting
Just-missed Erhoff shorthanded attempt Early 2nd period 102dB Motorcycle
Big Luongo save  Early 2nd period 102dB Motorcycle
Fans groan after spectacular Thomas save Mid-2nd period 99dB Snowmobile
Live rock 'n' roll breaks  Throughout game 105-109dB Power saw
Daniel Sedin scores game-tying goal
9:37 of 3rd period 114dB Loud rock concert
Scoring chance for Canucks in final seconds End of regulation
101dB Motorcycle
Burrows scores OT winner
:11 into overtime 117dB Loud rock concert
Luongo announced second star Postgame
105dB Power saw
Burrows announced first star
Postgame 109dB Sandblasting
Fans chanting "We Want the Cup!" 5 minutes after finish
99dB Snowmobile





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.






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