Sep 21, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky (17) and Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Zach Sill (38) battle to control a face-off during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets Stats: 11 Games In


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 five wins and six losses and are situated in the middle of the pack in the Metropolitan Division.

The Blue Jackets play the Pittsburgh Penguins at their barn Friday night, and Nationwide Arena on Saturday.  Things are bound to be exciting, as the CBJ take on one of the best teams in the league. 

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Goals

Points

  • 10 – Marian Gaborik
  • 9 – James Wisniewski
  • 8 – Brandon Dubinsky
  • There are 3 regular players (all forwards) that have yet to register a point: Derek Mackenzie, Jared Boll, and Matt Calvert (injured). All defensemen that have played have registered at least 1 point.  

Plus/Minus

  • +5 – David Savard
  • +4 – Brandon Dubinsky, Marian Gaborik
  • -4 – Derek Mackenzie, Jared Boll, Jack Johnson
  • David Savard has the best plus/minus, again.  Coach Todd Richards told him at the end of last season that he needed to get in better shape or his chances of playing again in the NHL were slim.  He obviously took that to heart as he is playing better than ever before.  

 

 

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Sergei Bobrovsky‘s current stats

  • GAA – 2.60
  • Shots Against – 310
  • Goals Against – 26
  • Save Percentage – .916
  • Coach Todd Richards told the media that Bob will start one game, and “McBackup” will start the other.  Which one will we see Saturday night at home?

Curtis McElhinney‘s current stats

  • GAA – 1.00
  • Shots Against – 38
  • Goals Against – 1
  • Save Percentage – .974

Stats – Upcoming Opponents

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Pittsburgh Penguins (13 games in)

Points

Plus/Minus

PIM

Shots on Goal

  • 52 – Sidney Crosby
  • 45 – Chris Kunitz
  • 42 – Evgeni Malkin

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Goalie Stats

Marc-Andre Fleury

  • GAA – 1.81
  • Save Percentage – .927

Cory Schneider

  • GAA – 5.04
  • Save Percentage – .818

 

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