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By The Numbers: Blue Jackets vs. Avalanche

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 numbers from the Blue Jackets' 3-2 overtime loss to the Colorado Avalanche at Nationwide Arena:

3 - Colorado goals deflected off Blue Jackets players and found the back of the net.

3 - Blue Jackets players have reached the 20-goal mark this season: Cam Atkinson, who scored No. 20 tonight in the second period, as well as Artem Anisimov (20) and Ryan Johansen (30).

70 - Artem Anisimov's faceoff win percentage tonight. He was undefeated in the offensive zone and 3-of-4 in the neutral zone.

81 - Goals allowed by the Avalanche in the second period this season--which is top-5 in that statistic.

104 - Days since Blake Comeau's last goal, which was Dec. 19 against the Philadelphia Flyers. He scored the Jackets' second goal of the night.

130 - Days since Jared Boll was last in the line-up on Nov. 22, due to an ankle injury. He started things off for the Jackets by registering the first shot on goal and finished the night with one hit, two shots and 6:46 total ice time.

155 - Points scored by Colorado defensemen this season. Nick Holden recorded an assist on the Avalanche's first goal tonight.

300 - Career NHL games played by Derek MacKenzie. He also fought Brad Malone early in the first period.

2360  - Total hits this season for the Blue Jackets--a new single-season franchise record. The old record? 2,316. The team also set a single-game hits record with 52. That previous record was 50, which had been accomplished twice in franchise history.

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