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By The Numbers: Blue Jackets vs. Panthers

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' 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers at Nationwide Arena:

0 - Wins for Tim Thomas in four career appearances against the Blue Jackets.

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The length of the shift played by Blue Jackets defensemen Nikita Nikitin and David Savard before Brad Boyes scored the Panthers' lone goal of the night. The average length of shifts for those two guys tonight? About :57 seconds.

4 - Blue Jackets centers who won at least 50 percent of their faceoffs: Brandon Dubinsky (15-of-24, 63%), Ryan Johansen (6-of-10, 60%), Derek MacKenzie (4-of-8, 50%) and Mark Letestu (1-of-2, 50%).

6 - Combined points tonight for the Jenner-Johansen-Horton line, who has seen a lot of success in the past two games. They had two goals, four assists and a plus-5 rating tonight. Ryan Johansen alone had a plus-3 rating.

9 - Olympians honored before puck drop tonight: Blue Jackets' head coach Todd Richards (USA), GM Jarmo Kekalainen (FIN), Sergei Bobrovsky (RUS), Fedor Tyutin (RUS), Nikita Nikitin (RUS), Artem Anisimov (RUS) Marian Gaborik (SVK) and Panthers Aleksander Barkov (FIN) and Tomas Kopecky (SVK).

17 - Total seconds of Blue Jackets power play time, as the Panthers broke the rules just one time tonight. The Jackets did not record a shot on goal during that span.

28 - Days until the Blue Jackets' next home game on March 1 against the very same opponent they faced tonight: the Florida Panthers. That game will start at 2 p.m.

36 - Saves made tonight by Sergei Bobrovsky, as he allowed just one goal tonight for a game save percentage of 0.973 and earned himself the first star of the night. Bobrovsky is also 11-2-0 in his last 13 games ( GAA and SV%) and 8-4-1 against the Atlantic Division this season (1.96 GAA and 0.932 SV%).

16,762 - Tonight's attendance at Nationwide Arena for the last home game before the Olympic break.

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