Welcome to the newest post-game series on BlueJackets.com: By The Numbers. Here, we'll break down the most important facts, figures and statistics from that night's game. Despite the final score, there's more to the game's story than the numbers on the scoreboard.
Here's a look at some of the most interesting and notable statistics and numbers in Blue Jackets' 4-1 victory against the New Jersey Devils at Nationwide Arena:
1 - Game in which Martin Brodeur hasn't started for the New Jersey Devils at Nationwide Arena in Blue Jackets franchise history. He had the night off as Cory Schneider started in net.
3 - Points for James Wisniewski, good enough for tonight's third star of the game. He tallied a goal and two assists, was plus-2, blocked three shots, registered a hit, took three shots on goal and played 19:08 of ice time, 3:13 of which was on the power play unit.
5 - Shots blocked by Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador in 11:57 of ice time. About a quarter of his total minutes played (and three of those blocked shots) came on the penalty kill.
5 - David Savard's plus-minus rating for the season. He was plus-1 tonight and leads the Blue Jackets in that stat.
13 - Third period goals allowed by the Devils in nine games this season. They gave up two to the Blue Jackets tonight.
19 - Face-offs taken by #19 Ryan Johansen. He won 11 of those attempts for a 58 percent success rate.
66 - The percentage of games (6 of 9) games in which the Blue Jackets have scored a power play goal.
245 - Hits for the Blue Jackets this season. They're 5th in the league for most hits and average 28 hits per game. They registered 30 tonight.
469:12 - The number of game minutes this season that it took Wisniewski to net his first goal of the year.
2,872 - Day home winless streak snapped against the Devils tonight. The last time the Blue Jackets defeated the Devils at Nationwide Arena (before tonight's game) was Dec. 11, 2005.
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