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By The Numbers: Predators vs. Blue Jackets

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' 4-0 loss to the Nashville Predators at Nationwide Arena:

1 - Predators skater without a shot attempt tonight: Paul Gaustead.

2 - Shutouts for rookie goaltenders against the Blue Jackets in 2013-14 as Mazanec stopped all 19 shots on goal he faced. The other? The Penguins' Zatkoff.

4.4 - T
he average goal differential in the Blue Jackets' past five games. During that span, they've scored just 10 goals.

6 - The age differential between the oldest player on the ice tonight for each team. Matt Cullen is the oldest Predators player at 37 and RJ Umberger, the oldest Blue Jacket who played tonight, is 31.

13 - The largest shot differential tonight, when the shots were 24-7 during the second half of the second period.


22 - The average number of minutes for defensive pair James Wisniewski and Ryan Murray, who had the most ice time for a Blue Jackets defense pairing tonight.

28 - The jersey number of the most consistent face-off guy in the NHL: Paul Gaustad. He won 68 percent of the face-offs he took tonight and came into the game with a 62 FOW% on the season and 59.2 percentage on the road.

30 - Goals allowed by the Blue Jackets during the second period this season. They've scored just 16 goals in the second period.

42 -
The number of giveaways the Blue Jackets have had at home this season--the fewest in the NHL on home ice.

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