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Hello, hello, hello.

Welcome back to part five of my series Oilers In Seven where we take a look at the Oilers in, well, seven-game sets.

If you’re new to the series, welcome! For those reading once again, welcome! This series is here to give you a better understanding of the Oilers on a smaller scale.

Feedback is welcome in the comments, or on Twitter.

The Numbers

Games 1-7: 6-1, .857 points %
Games 8-15: 4-3-1, .563
Games 16-22: 3-2-2, .571
Games 23-29: 4-3, .571
Games 30-36: 2-4-1, .357

Season record: 19-13-4, 11th in the NHL, .583 points%

Games 1-7:
PP% – 45.5, 1st overall.
PK% – 88.5, 5th.

Games 8-15:
PP% — 9.5, 26th overall.
PK% — 81.8, 18th.

Games 16-22:
PP% — 39.1, 2nd overall.
PK% — 92.0, 3rd.

Games 23-29:
PP% — 35.7, 4th overall.
PK% — 85.0, 10th.

Games 30-36:
PP% — 28.5, 6th overall.
PK% — 68.7, 28th.

Season totals:
PP% — 31.4, 1st overall.
PK% — 84.4, 5th.

Even Strength

STAT RATE G1-7 + LEAGUE RANK RATE G8-15 + LEAGUE RANK RATE G16-22 + LEAGUE RANK RATE G23-29 + LEAGUE RANK RATE G30-36 + LEAGUE RANK  SEASON TOTALS
CF% 44.02 – 30TH 50.13 — 16TH 48.97 — 18TH 47.45 — 23RD 45.43 — 29TH 47.31 — 27TH
GF% 54.55 – 10TH 50.00 — 17TH 48.65 — 18TH 44.12 — 24TH 30.00 — 31ST 45.28 — 28TH
XGF% 41.96 – 30TH 53.25 — 10TH 52.79 — 8TH 48.58 — 20TH 42.15 — 29TH 48.06 — 26TH
GF/60 3.1 — 9TH 1.89 — 29TH 3.19 — 10TH 2.5 — 15TH 1.56 — 30TH 2.39 — 26TH
GA/60 2.58 — 11TH 1.89 — 4TH 3.36 — 25TH 3.16 — 24TH 3.65 — 30TH 2.89 — 24TH
TEAM SH% 12.95 – 3RD 6.25 — 28TH 10.71 — 9TH 8.57 — 14TH 5.56 — 30TH 8.46 — 18TH
TEAM SV% .9167 – 11TH 93.23 — 4TH 88.82 — 23RD 90.59 — 23RD 88.33 — 30TH 90.58 — 22ND
PDO 1.046 – 3RD 99.5 — 20TH 99.5 — 16TH 99.2 — 19TH 93.9 — 30TH 99.0 — 24TH

All Situations

STAT RATE G1-7 + LEAGUE RANK RATE G8-15 + LEAGUE RANK RATE G16-22 + LEAGUE RANK RATE G23-29 + LEAGUE RANK RATE G30-36 + LEAGUE RANK  SEASON TOTALS
CF% 43.96 — 30TH 50.56 — 17TH 49.23 — 19TH 45.96 — 25TH 47.66 — 23RD 47.57 — 27TH
GF% 59.57 — 5TH 45.45 — 23RD 54.00 — 9TH 45.24 — 24TH 39.53 — 28TH 49.30 — 21ST
XGF% 40.50 — 30TH 52.59 — 12TH 50.49 — 14TH 47.41 — 24TH 47.18 — 22ND 47.91 — 24TH
GF/60 3.95 — 3RD 1.84 — 30TH 3.83 — 5TH 2.68 — 16TH 2.42 — 26TH 2.91 — 18TH
GA/60 2.68 — 11TH 2.21 — 5TH 3.26 — 19TH 3.25 — 24TH 3.7 — 30TH 3.0 — 16TH
TEAM SH% 15.64 — 1ST 6.07 — 29TH 12.80 — 4TH 9.45 — 17TH 8.17 — 23RD 10.13 — 10TH
TEAM SV% .9177 — 9TH 92.50 — 4TH 88.78 — 22ND 90.50 — 21ST 87.50 — 30TH 90.32 — 20TH
PDO 1.074 — 1ST 0.986 — 23RD 101.6 — 10TH 99.9 — 19TH 95.7 — 29TH 1.005 — 14TH

Stats via Natural Stat Trick, glossary with definitions here.

Player Stats

Stats via Hockey Reference 

What it all means

Well, that was ugly. No other way to put it.

It was the Oilers worst seven-game stretch of the season putting up an awful .357 points percentage. There were moments reminiscent of the Decade Of Darkness and there were times I’m sure many turned off their TVs.

What made things tough, too, is five of those seven games were at home where Edmonton only won a single game — a 2-1 win over L.A. Edmonton bled goals giving up four-plus goals four times.

The underlying numbers were not pleasant for Edmonton, either. At even-strength, they ranked among the worst in every stat I’ve tracked this year as they didn’t really do anything good whatsoever.

If anything, the one real positive we could take away from this stretch of games is the team has continued to be red hot operating at a top of the league clip. As a whole, Edmonton’s powerplay numbers this year have been operating at a historic clip. It’s currently ranked 2nd all-time — a half percent behind the 1977-78 Montreal Canadiens.

Edmonton’s skid gets tough tonight against the St. Louis Blues, but they see some reprieve with more favourable matchups against teams like the Canucks, Canadiens, Sabres and Rangers.

Any early-season lead the Oilers built has since been squandered. They’re now in the midst of an absolute brawl in the Western Conference with four points separating the top of the Pacific Division, and the second wildcard spot.

Edmonton needs to bounce back to keep their playoff hopes up.

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