Statistics are a major part of sports and help us determine how a team or player is progressing through a season. It may still be early in the NHL season, but I don’t believe it is too early to take a look at some important stats. The Columbus Blue Jackets currently sit with two wins and one loss and are situated in the middle of the pack in the Metropolitan Division.
Since Jarmo Kekalainen has been GM of the Blue Jackets, he has made it a point to bring in players who will add scoring to the team. Marian Gaborik was one of those players brought in; he was acquired at the trade deadline last season from the New York Rangers, a familiar trading partner as of late.
- The team has a total of 9 goals
- 2 – Marian Gaborik, Nick Foligno
- 1 – Brandon Dubinsky, Cam Atkinson, Jack Johnson, Artem Anisimov, Mark Letestu
- 5 – Marian Gaborik
- 3 – Brandon Dubinsky, Cam Atkinson
- I have really liked the play of Dubinsky and Gaborik together on a line. I think they will make a great duo. Coach Richards has been switching the second winger that has played with them though, and consistency may help this line produce more, especially Gaborik who is still very new to this team.
- +3 – Brandon Dubinsky, David Savard
- -3 – Blake Comeau
- In a surprising twist, David Savard has one of the best Plus/Minus at +3. I say this is a surprise because he was not expected to make the team out of training camp. I have been pleasently surprised with his play thus far.
Sergei Bobrovsky‘s current stats
- GAA – 2.27
- Shots Against – 87
- Goals Against – 7
- Save Percentage – .920
- This may not be the Bob from last season, but when Fedor Tyutin returns to the ice and defense in front of the net tightens up, I’m sure we’ll see the Vezina Trophy winner again.