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By The Numbers: Blue Jackets vs. Devils

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' 5-4 win over the New Jersey Devils at Nationwide Arena:

0 - The save percentage by both Curtis McElhinney and Martin Brodeur after each team scored their first goals on their first SOG of the night. Brodeur ended the game with a 0.783 and McElhinney stopped 30 shots for a 0.882 save percentage.

1 - Time all season that both teams have scored on their first shot on goal. The last time that happened was April 1, 2013 when both the New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets scored on their first SOG.

4 - Points in 42 minutes (1 goal, 3 assists) for Brandon Dubinsky, who set a career high with four points in a single game. Cam Atkinson also set a career high with four points tonight (2 goals, 2 assists)

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Total penalty minutes tonight, which ties the lowest combined penalty minutes total of the 2013-14 season in a Blue Jackets game (ties 12/3 vs. Lightning and 11/20 vs. Flames).

9 - Points for the Calvert-Dubinsky-Atkinson combination tonight. They tallied 4 goals, 5 assists , 11 shots on goal and 10 hits. They finished the game with a combined plus-6 rating.

11 - The shot differential in favor of the Devils. The Blue Jackets' win proved that (at least for tonight) it was quality of shots over quantity.

11 - Points earned in 16 games for the Blue Jackets. They also hold a 6-1-1 record in their last eight games at Nationwide Arena.

18 - Brandon Dubinsky's hit count in the four games he's played since he was out with an injury. That's an average of 4.5 hits per game.

69 - Ryan Johansen's season-high face-off win percentage (when he attempts at least 5 face-offs). He went 4-for-4 in the defensive zone on the dot, winning draws at key moments throughout the game.

102 - The number of wins the Blue Jackets have all-time when RJ Umberger records at least a point in a game. His record is now 102-51-25.

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