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By The Numbers: Penguins vs. Blue Jackets

by Kristyn Repke / Columbus Blue Jackets
Welcome to the newest post-game series on BlueJackets.com: 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' 3-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nationwide Arena:


.923 - Curtis McElhinney's save percentage tonight, good enough for the third star of the game. He is 2-2-0 all time at Nationwide Arena with an average save percentage of 0.923.

1 - Career NHL win and career NHL shutout for Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Jeff Zatkoff. He stopped 19 shots tonight.


3:30 - Minutes Blue Jackets defenseman Fedor
Tyutin played on the penalty kill. Going into tonight, he averaged three minutes on the penalty kill per game.

12 -
Shots on goal tonight for the Penguins' starting line of Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis. They finished the weekend with 18 SOG, two goals, three assists and a combined plus-2 rating.

26:26 - Minutes played by Jack Johnson tonight, the most of any player on the ice. He averaged 22:54 of ice time per game going into tonight's match-up.

40 - Shot attempts by the Blue Jackets, who registered 19 shots on goal, had 15 shots blocked and missed six additional shots.


60 - Combined hits in two nights for the Blue Jackets. They brought the physicality to both games, but couldn't get a win.

635 - Combined penalty minutes over 16 career games between the Penguins and Blue Jackets.

18,634 - Tonight's attendance at Nationwide Arena. That's the highest total of the season, surpassing Opening Night's crowd by 483 people.

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