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By The Numbers: Blue Jackets at Sharks

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' 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks in California:

0.936 - Save percentage for Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, who stopped 44 of the 47 shots on goal he faced tonight. The Sharks' goaltender Antti Niemi was on the winning end of the ice, but had a 0.905 save percentage.

1 - Goal this season for San Jose Sharks forward John McCarthy, who scored his first of the year and the first of the night to give his team the early lead.

2 - Sharks players posted a faceoff win percentage of 80 percent or better: Joe Pavelski (12-of-14, 86%) and Andrew Desjardins (8-of-10, 80%). As a team, the Sharks won 59 percent of their draws.

4 - Game win streak for the Blue Jackets in the franchise series against the Sharks ended tonight with San Jose's regulation win. The Blue Jackets had outscored the Sharks 20-8 in those four games.

5 - Game point streak for Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen, who has five goals and three assists for eight points in that span. He had a goal and an assist tonight.

7 -
Power play shots on goal for the Blue Jackets on four man-advantage opportunities.

19 - Days until the Blue Jackets are back in action. The next game is Feb. 27 on the road against the New Jersey Devils.

47 -
Shots on goal by the Sharks tonight, who lead the NHL in average shots per game (34.7 going into tonight) and total shots for with 1989.

60 - Goals for the San Jose Sharks this season in the first period, after they scored two on the Blue Jackets in the first 20 minutes tonight. That is the highest first period goal total in the NHL.

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