How loud was Game 6? Decibel Meter will tell you

BOSTON -– Canucks threw down some big, noisy NHL.com Decibel Meter readings last Friday night in Game 5 of this 2011 Stanley Cup Final. Expect Bruins fans will turn up the volume to Full Mayhem mode, especially if Boston can bust up Roberto Luongo's confidence for the first goal.

Home ice advantage is chalk in this series and the Boston faithful isn't about to lose that edge any more than Patrice Bergeron likes losing faceoffs in the offensive zone. The Bruins welcome the roar, including legendary Bobby Orr made a point of praising Boston fans for their support and lung power while here for Game 4 as honorary captain. Here's how loud it is at TD Garden for tonight's Game 6.

EVENT/OCCURRENCE

TIME OF PERIOD

DECIBEL READING

COMPARISON
Canucks skate out for warmups

Pre-game

101B Motorcycle
Lights brighten, Bruins enter for warmups, arena only half full

Pre-game

106dB Power mower

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.