Welcome to the newest post-game series on BlueJackets.com: 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 overtime loss at the Verizon Center against the Washington Capitals:
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1 - Point gained in the Metropolitan Division standings by the Blue Jackets.
1 - Overtime loss for the Blue Jackets in the 2013-14 regular season.
3 - Shots that went off the post for the Blue Jackets.
8 - Players in tonight's game recorded at least four shots on goal, including Alexander Ovechkin (6), Jason Chimera (5), John Carlson (4), Marcus Johansson (4), Joel Ward (4), Artem Anisimov (4), Cam Atkinson (4) and Marian Gaborik (4).
24:18 - The average ice time for the Blue Jackets' top four defensemen during the game, which were Johnson (25:32), Tyutin (25:00), Wisniewski (23:44) and Murray (22:55).
31 - Shifts taken by Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky, the most on the ice by three shifts and the most on the team by five shifts. His average shift length was :43 and led all forwards with 22:34 of total ice time.
32 - Goals scored in the second period this season by the Washington Capitals. They lead the NHL in second period goals for.
36 - Face-offs won by the Blue Jackets tonight. Brandon Dubinsky led the team in face-off win percentage with 88 percent (7-for-8) and Ryan Johansen led in face-off wins with 10. Michael Chaput also won 80 percent of his face-offs (4-of-5).
78.5 - The percentage of face-offs the Blue Jackets won in the defensive zone.
100 - Shots taken by Alex Ovechkin this season over the span of 19 games. He leads the NHL in that statistic.