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By The Numbers: Blue Jackets at Penguins

Monday, 12.09.2013 / 10:00 PM / News
By Kristyn Repke  - BlueJackets.com
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By The Numbers: Blue Jackets at Penguins
The statistical breakdown of the Dec. 9 game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center.

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' 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center:

0.933 - Curtis McElhinney's save percentage. Despite the loss, McElhinney came up big in net, stopping several great chances by Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz at key moments in the game. He made 28 saves tonight.

2 -
Blue Jackets players without hits tonight--Ryan Murray and Ryan Johansen. Overall, the Blue Jackets played a physical game and totaled 32 hits.

5 - Game point streak for Ryan Johansen, who has two goals and five assists for seven points in that span. He had the secondary assist on Matt Calvert's lone Blue Jackets goal.

6 - The goal differential in the Blue Jackets' and Penguins' three meetings during the regular season. The Penguins have the advantage.

-15 - Jack Johnson's plus minus rating. He was -2 tonight.

50 - First period power plays for the Penguins, who lead that statistic for all NHL teams. They had one two-minute man advantage.

62 - Penalty minutes this season for Brandon Dubinsky, which is now top 10 in the NHL. He was awarded two ten minute misconduct penalties and was ejected halfway through the third period. He had his second game misconduct of the season tonight.

67 - Brandon Dubinsky's face-off win percentage tonight as he won 10 of 15 on the dot, including going 7-of-8 in the offensive zone.

162:01 - The length of the Blue Jackets' shutout streak, which ended when Evgeni Malkin scored his second period goal

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