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 interesting and notable statistics and numbers in the Blue Jackets' loss to the Pitttsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.:
PENGUINS 4 | BLUE JACKETS 2
.949 - Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury's save percentage tonight. He stopped 37 of 39 shots on goal tonight and was the best player on the ice.
2 - Power play goals for the Penguins tonight. Until this game, the Blue Jackets had only allowed multiple power play goals in one other contest this season--a 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals on Oct. 19.
3 - Goals scored on four shots by the Penguins. It took them just 4:24 to take the four goal lead in the second period.
10 - Wins for Marc-Andre Fleury on the season, who currently leads the NHL in that column.
15 - Goals allowed by the Blue Jackets in the second period, the sixth most in the NHL.
21 - Hours until the Penguins and Blue Jackets face-off at Nationwide Arena for the second game of the weekend home-and-home series.
23:00 - The number of minutes played by Blue Jackets' starting goaltender Bobrovsky, where he allowed three goals on 13 shots for a .770 save percentage. McElhinney played the remainer of the game and finished with a .929 save percentage.
30 - Hits for the Blue Jackets tonight, who played a physical game. Another result of their physicality? __ penalty minutes.
39 - Shots on goal for the Blue Jackets tonight, which is 14 shots higher than the average number of shots allowed per game by the Penguins (25.3 SOG going into tonight)
235 - Total blocked shots for the Penguins this season, who are second in the NHL in that statistic. They added 11 to that total tonight.