Shock and awe? Here's exactly how loud the Blue Jackets' cannon is


When Columbus Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky took a shot (pun intended) at Boston Bruins fans after his team's series tying Game 2 win, saying that he expected Nationwide Arena to be a lot louder than TD Garden, he wasn't just talking about the fans.

The Blue Jackets will be bringing in the heavy artillery on Tuesday night—literally.

The Blue Jackets, since 2007 according to The Columbus Dispatch, fire off a ceremonial cannon after Blue Jackets goals.

While this is not news to anyone, concerns about the effect of the cannon on the psyche of the opposing team, have been making the round as of late.

But how loud is Columbus' cannon, really?

Pretty darn loud.

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According to The Columbus Dispatch, the cannon is approximately 105 dB. 

Looking at a reference table on, 105 dB puts the cannon in the same range as a sporting event or a table saw.

For those who frequent sporting events, or are handy with tools, and can imagine that sound level bottled up into a singular cannon blast, its certainly loud enough to make you jump. 

The Bruins hope not to be jumpy due to the cannon, or hearing much of it on Tuesday night (which they can minimize by not having bad turnovers near their own goal) when the puck drops for Game 3 at 7:00 PM in Columbus.

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