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' 5-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres at Nationwide Arena:
FINAL: BLUE JACKETS 2 | SABRES 5
0.947 - Save percentage by Buffalo Sabres and USA Olympic goaltender Ryan Miller tonight, who stopped 36 of 38 shots on net.
5 - Defensemen dressed for the Blue Jackets tonight, meaning that they averaged about 23:50 TOI apiece as David Savard and Dalton Prout were out of the lineup. James Wisniewski led all skaters with 27:29 total ice time.
9 - Of the last 11 Blue Jackets games have had assists by rookie Ryan Murray. He had the primary assist on Derek MacKenzie's first period goal, which extended Murray's point/assist streak to three games.
10 - Shot attempts by James Wisniewski and Ryan Johansen each tonight.
23:28 - Minutes played by Sergei Bobrovsky in tonight's game. He was pulled after allowing three goals on ten shots.
30 - Shots blocked by the Buffalo Sabres, which is a team season-high for them.
92 - Shot attempts by the Blue Jackets tonight.
2,927 - Days since the Blue Jackets last allowed two short-handed goals in a single game at Nationwide Arena, on Jan. 20, 2006.
16,272 - Tonight's attendance at Nationwide Arena.