By The Numbers: Blue Jackets vs. Capitals

Friday, 01.17.2014 / 10:00 PM
Kristyn Repke  - BlueJackets.com

Welcome to 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 notable statistics and numbers from the Blue Jackets' 5-1 win over the Washington Capitals at Nationwide Arena:

0 - Goals allowed by the Blue Jackets to the Capitals, who had the best power play in the league coming into tonight's game. The Jackets shut down a big 5-on-3 opportunity in the second period, a major turning point in the game that stifled the Capitals' comeback attempt.

0.962 - Save percentage for Sergei Bobrovsky in his last five starts. He has a 1.15 goals-against average in those five games and has now won six consecutive starts in net for the Blue Jackets.

2 - Power play goals for the Blue Jackets tonight on four opportunities--a 50 percent conversion rate. They have seven power play goals in 2014 and have a 30.4 power play percentage for the month of January.

15 - Wins for the Blue Jackets when they lead after two periods. They've only lost once in regulation when carrying a lead into the final 20 minutes of play.

21 - Points for Brandon Dubinsky against Metropolitan Division opponents this season. He's tallied seven goals and 14 assists in that 19-game span.

21:41 - Minutes played by Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer after allowing three goals on 14 shots for a 0.786 save percentage.

100 - Career points for Mark Letestu, as he achieved the milestone with his third period goal.

500 - Career points for Martin Erat when he picked up an assist on the Carlson goal in the second period

1,538 - Days since the Blue Jackets last defeated the Capitals, which was a 5-4 overtime win on Nov. 1, 2009. The win tonight ended a five game slide for the Blue Jackets.

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