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How loud is it? Game 4 decibel readings @NHLdotcom
How loud is it inside Wachovia Center for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final? 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 4.

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).

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.

Pre-game rock music
101dB Blender
Lauren Hart: "Blowing roof off" on video screen Pre-game 102dB Blender
Flyers enter the ice Pre-game 107dB Train
Blackhawks enter to boos Pre-game 105dB Diesel Truck
Leighton introduced in starting lineup Pre-game 105dB Motorcycle
Pronger introduced in starting lineup Pre-game 105dB Diesel Truck
Carle introduced in starting lineup Pre-game 105dB Blender
Lieno introduced in starting lineup Pre-game 104dB Train
Briere introduced in starting lineup Pre-game 105dB Train
Kate Smith shown during "God Bless America" Pre-game 107dB Train
Crowd cheers as song concludes Pre-game 109dB Power Saw
Leighton makes nice save
3:59 into 1st period
100dB Blender
Crowd cheers as song concludes 4:35 into 1st period 111dB Power Saw
Carle scores Flyers second goal
14:48 into 1st period
111dB Power Saw
Replays shown of goal shown on video screen Seconds later 109dB Power Saw
Boos for Sharp goal
18:32 into 1st period
94dB Electric Drill
Giroux answers with his 10th of playoffs  19:23 into 1st period 112dB Power Saw
Replays shown of Giroux goal & TEE-imo calls
Seconds later
108dB Train
Goal announced on PA system Moments later 109dB Power Saw
Byfuglien hit on Betts near scorers table
Early 2nd period
104dB Train
Appreciative cheer for Flyers extended shift 8:00 into 2nd period 96dB Electric Drill
History will be made Giroux spot
Mid-2nd period 99dB Blender
Veterans introduced to Wachovia crowd Moments later
97dB Electric Drill
Announcement of Sharp penalty
12:53 into 2nd period 103dB Train
Leino scores Flyers fourth goal 6:43 into 3rd period
113dB Power Mower
Cheers at next TV break
Moments later 100dB Blender
Announcement Leino breaks rookie goals record Moments later
108dB Power Saw
Cheer for penalty call on Seabrook 8:00 into 3rd period 99dB Blender
Rocky theme song played during break 14:00 into 3rd period
102dB Train
Empty net goal by Carter
14:00 into 3rd period 118dB Shot Gun
Final horn sounds End of game 113dB Power Mower


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

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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