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The Numbers: Game 3

Monday, 04.21.2014 / 10:30 PM / News
By Alex Busch  - BlueJackets.com
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The Numbers: Game 3
A statistical breakdown of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup quarterfinal series between the Blue Jackets and Penguins.

Welcome to 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 the most notable numbers from the Blue Jackets’ 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at Nationwide Arena.

1:40 – The time between two goals scored by the Blue Jackets in the first period. The Jackets went up 2-0 at the 3:18 mark of the first, scoring two goals on their first three shots.

Boone Jenner recorded his first career Stanley Cup Playoff goal off a rebound of Jack Skille's shot at 1:38, and then defenseman Jack Johnson netted his fourth career playoff goal at 3:18 into the first, which extended his goal streak to three games in the series.

9 – The number of shots taken by the Penguins on the power play during the first period, which were all turned away by Blue Jackets’ goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. The Blue Jackets took three penalties during the first period, which were all killed off.

The Blue Jackets went 6-for-6 on the penalty kill, and for the first time in this series, there were no special teams goals scored. The Jackets have now been called for 17 penalties in the first three games, allowing three goals on those chances.

:02 – The official time left in the second period when the Penguins scored their first goal. Brooks Orpik scored on a wrist shot from the slot after toe-dragging and whipping a shot through Bobrovsky's pads.

2:13 – The time between the Penguins' three unanswered goals in the third period. Brandon Sutter and Lee Stempniak scored the first two goals 1:10 apart, and then Jussi Jokinen scored the game-winning goal just 1:03 later.

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