How loud is Game 3? Decibel Meter will tell you

BOSTON -- There is a long NHL tradition in this Original Six town. One way to tell during Game 3 is just how loud it's going to get as the Bruins look to find their home-ice equilibrium and avoid an 0-3 crater in this 2011 Stanley Cup Final.

The NHL.com Decibel Meter is in the TD Garden house after registering a high of 117 decibels in Vancouver's Rogers Arena on Alex Burrows game-winning goal 11 seconds into overtimes.

Here's the audio roll from tonight's game

EVENT/OCCURRENCE

TIME OF PERIOD

DECIBEL READING

COMPARISON
Video of Bobby Orr's unforgettable flying goal

Pre-game

101dB 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.