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By The Numbers: Blue Jackets vs. Penguins

Friday, 03.28.2014 / 9:30 PM / News
By Kristyn Repke  - BlueJackets.com
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By The Numbers: Blue Jackets vs. Penguins
A statistical breakdown of the Metropolitan Division rivalry game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins 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' 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nationwide Arena:

0.935 - Curtis McElhinney's save percentage tonight, as he stopped 29 shots on goal.

0 - Wins this season for the Blue Jackets against the top team in the Metropolitan Division, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Because of this win, the Penguins clinched a playoff spot.

6 - Game faceoff win streak for the Blue Jackets, who have beaten opponents 202 draws to 152 in that span. Ryan Johansen has won 80-of-106 for a 66% faceoff win percentage in those six games played.

8 - Points for Cam Atkinson in his last eight Friday games (four goals, four assists).

21 - Game shot on goal streak for Brandon Dubinsky. He has 44  shots in that span, including three in this game, dating back to the Jan. 21 game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

29 - Points for Penguins forward Chris Kunitz in 26 Metropolitan Division games this year. He scored the second goal of the game to bring his total to 15 goals and 14 assists.

46 - Road points this season for Penguins captain Sidney Crosby after he recorded an assist on the first goal of the night. He has 17 goals and 29 assists in 38 road games.

317 - Giveaways for the Penguins on the road, which is the most of any team in the NHL this season.

733 - Combined penalty minutes between these two teams in 19 games played. Together, both teams committed 30 minutes worth of penalties tonight.

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