By The Numbers: Blue Jackets at Rangers

Monday, 01.06.2014 / 9:45 PM / News
By Kristyn Repke  - BlueJackets.com
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By The Numbers: Blue Jackets at Rangers
Statistical analysis for the Jan. 6 game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in NYC.

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 shootout victory over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden:

2 - Vezina Trophy winners from the past two years in net tonight. Lundqvist and Bobrovsky battled it out all game, but in the end it was Bobrovsky who prevailed.

6:43 - Minutes played by Fedor Tyutin before he left the game due to a lower body injury following a hit by Chris Kreider. He did not return.

11 - Cam Atkinson's plus-minus rating against Metropolitan Division opponents this season, which is top-8 in the NHL. He was plus-1 tonight.

15 - Combined overtime appearances for the Blue Jackets (eight) and Rangers (seven) in 2013-14.

17 - Penalty minutes assessed to Chris Kreider tonight, increasing his PIM total from 37 to 54 this season.

19 - Points for Brandon Dubinsky in 17 games against Metropolitan Division opponents this season. He has six goals, 13 assists and is plus-11 in that span.

31:35 - Minutes played by Tyutin's defensive partner Jack Johnson, who picked up extra shifts due to being down to five defenseman. He played about seven more minutes than his season average of 23:19.

34 - Days since Sergei Bobrovsky's last start, which was Dec. 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He left that game due to a groin injury.

43 - Shots faced by Bobrovsky in his return to action. He made 40 saves and bailed out the Blue Jackets often tonight.

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