By The Numbers: Blues vs. Blue Jackets

Saturday, 12.14.2013 / 10:00 PM / News
By Kristyn Repke  - BlueJackets.com
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By The Numbers: Blues vs. Blue Jackets
The statistical breakdown of the Dec. 14, 2013 game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and St. Louis Blues at Nationwide Arena.

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' 4-3 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues at Nationwide Arena:

0.871 - Mike McKenna's save percentage in his first NHL start since Nov. 20, 2010, which also happened to be against the St. Louis Blues when he played for the New Jersey Devils. He stopped 27 shots tonight.

8 - Goals Jack Johnson has been on the ice for in the Blue Jackets' last three games. That's 75 percent of their goals in that span.

11 - Wins this season for the Blues against the Eastern Conference, which ties them for first with the Kings and Canucks in that statistic.

12.9 - The Blues' shooting percentage tonight. Going into this game, the Blues' were the NHL's leader in shooting accuracy with an 11.52 percent this season.

19 - Goals allowed by the Blues in the third period this season. They held the Blue Jackets scoreless in the final 20 minutes of play.

29:03 - Total ice time for Jack Johnson, who played 8:38 of those minutes on the power play.

32 - First period goals allowed this season by the Blues, which is fifth-worst in the NHL. They gave up three to the Blue Jackets tonight.

44 - Penalty minutes in tonight's game, including four fighting majors and three roughing minors. That's the fourth highest combined total in a Blue Jackets game this season.

64 - The face-off win percentages for Brandon Dubinsky and Ryan Johansen, who both went 14-of-22 in the circle.

 

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