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By The Numbers: Canucks vs. Blue Jackets

by Kristyn Repke / Columbus Blue Jackets

Welcome to the newest post-game series on 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 interesting and notable statistics and numbers in Blue Jackets' 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks at Nationwide Arena. 

0.974 - Curtis McElhinney's save percentage tonight. He allowed one goal on 38 shots for his first win in a Blue Jackets sweater.

1 - Shot was all it took for the Blue Jackets to score a goal and take their first lead since the Bruins game on Oct. 12.

5 - Blue Jackets players with a plus rating. Those players are Savard (+4), Gaborik (+3), Murray (+1), Foligno (+1) and Nikitin (+1).

5 - The plus-minus rating for the Comeau-Johansen-Umberger forward line tonight, who connected for two goals and two assists.

5:21 - The number of special teams minutes played by Letestu. He played 2:53 on the power play and 2:28 on the penalty kill.

13:18 - The time between the Blue Jackets' first shot (Gaborik's goal) and second shot (by Foligno) on goal.

23:14 - Fedor Tyutin's ice time tonight, a CBJ team-high and his highest minute total since returning from injury.

34 - Shots on goal for Cam Atkinson this season. Going into tonight, he had 30 SOG, good enough for 25th in the NHL.

64 -
Shot attempts by the Canucks, who put up 38 SOG, missed 11 shot attempts and had 15 shots blocked by the Blue Jackets.

659 - Days since McElhinney's last NHL start, a 4-2 Phoenix Coyotes win over the Minnesota Wild on Dec. 31, 2011.

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