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' 3-2 overtime loss against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden:
BRUINS 3 | BLUE JACKETS 2 (OT)
1 - Power play chance for the Bruins, who have the least amount of power play time in the NHL this season with 78:31.
3 - Face-offs taken by Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky, who averaged 14 face-offs per game going into tonight. He won all three face-offs he attempted.
3 - Games in a row where the Blue Jackets have gained at least one point in the standings (one win, two overtime losses).
4 - Points the Blue Jackets have given up to the Bruins in the Eastern Conference Standings. The Bruins' only two Metropolitan Division wins this season came against the Blue Jackets
6 - Shots on goal for Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen. He led all skaters in the shot column.
7 - Hits tonight for Nick Foligno, who played in his first game since Nov. 7 against the New York Rangers.
37 - The average number of seconds it took the Blue Jackets to register their first shot of each period. It took just :27 into the game to get the first shot on goal, :21 into the second and 1:05 into the third--their fastest period starts of the 2013-14 regular season.
74 - Total hits in tonight's game--36 for the Blue Jackets and 38 for the Bruins. Only eight players on the ice did not register a shot, excluding both goaltenders. The hit totals were 10 more than average for the Blue Jackets and 13 more than average for the Bruins.
112 - Combined shot attempts in tonight's game. The Blue Jackets registered 34 shots on goal and the Bruins had 31.
25-16-7 - The Blue Jackets' record when Mark Letestu registers a point.