By The Numbers: Blue Jackets vs. Flyers

Saturday, 12.21.2013 / 10:30 PM / News
By Kristyn Repke  - BlueJackets.com
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By The Numbers: Blue Jackets vs. Flyers
The statistical breakdown of the Dec. 21 game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers 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' 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at Nationwide Arena:

1 - Multi-point game for Corey Tropp, the first of his NHL career. He had two assists and was plus-3 tonight.

4 - Shifts taken by Blue Jackets winger Marian Gaborik before he suffered a broken collarbone in the first period. He is out indefinitely.

7 - Game home point streak for Ryan Johansen, who has four goals and six assists for ten points in that span. In his last 10 games at Nationwide Arena, he has recorded 5G-8A-13P.

8 - Combined points for six Blue Jackets defensemen tonight, including a goal and seven assists. They combined for nearly half of the 18 Blue Jackets points in tonight's game.

24:11 - Total ice time for Flyers' forward Claude Giroux, who led all skaters in minutes played. The Blue Jackets held him to just one assist despite having six shots on goal.

31 - Curtis McElhinney came up big for the Blue Jackets tonight. He stopped 33 of 36 shots on goal for a 0.917 save percentage and made several crucial saves against a top-4 Flyers road penalty killing unit.

39 - Third period goals scored for the Blue Jackets this season, which ranks third in the NHL.

51 - Combined draws taken by the Flyers' and Blue Jackets' top faceoff guys--Claude Giroux (19-of-35, 54 percent) and Ryan Johansen (14-of-26, 54 percent).

127 - Games in which the Blue Jackets have picked up at least a point in the standings when RJ Umberger has recorded a point during his time in Columbus. The team is 102-51-25 when he has either a goal or an assist and is 28-9-8 all-time when he records multiple points.

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