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By The Numbers: Blue Jackets at Oilers

by Kristyn Repke / Columbus Blue Jackets

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' 7-0 loss to the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place:

1 - More shot attempt was blocked by the Oilers than the Blue Jackets had on goal (15 shots blocked; 14 shots on goal)

3.1 - The average goal differential in tonight's games across the NHL between the winning and losing teams.

4 - Oilers players who did not register a shot on goal, including goaltender Devan Dubnyk. The other three were defenseman Jeff Petry, defenseman Nick Schultz and center Boyd Gordon, but all three were all on the ice for at least one goal.


7 - Blue Jackets players registered a shot on goal tonight. Comeau, Johansen and Tyutin each had three shots apiece as the other four players combined for five shots on goal.

14 - Combined face-off wins for Ryan Johansen and Brandon Dubinsky on 24 attempts. They were a combined 5-of-7 in defensive zone face-offs.

20:18 - Total even strength on ice time for Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson, the highest EST.

45 - Total hits registered by the Blue Jackets, the highest hit count during a game in 2013-14. Going into tonight, they averaged almost 28 hits per game, good enough for sixth in the NHL in that statistic. They have registered 600 hits for the season.

75 - Percent for the Oilers on the power play. They scored three goals on four power play chances.

1,001 -
Total NHL career penalty minutes for Jared Boll, who surpassed the one thousand mark with a five minute fighting major against Luke Gazdic.

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