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Hello, hello, hello.

Welcome back to part six 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
Games 37-43: 2-4-1, .357

Season record: 21-17-5, ,547 points %, 17th in the NHL

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.

Games 37-43:
PP% — 22.7, 17th overall.
PK% — 76.9, 15th.

Season totals:
PP% — 30.0, 1st overall.
PK% — 83.6, 4th.

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 RATE G37-43 + LEAGUE RANK  SEASON TOTALS
CF% 44.02 – 30TH 50.13 — 16TH 48.97 — 18TH 47.45 — 23RD 45.43 — 29TH 46.08 — 23RD 47.11 — 28TH
GF% 54.55 – 10TH 50.00 — 17TH 48.65 — 18TH 44.12 — 24TH 30.00 — 31ST 36.24 — 30TH 44.04 — 28TH
XGF% 41.96 – 30TH 53.25 — 10TH 52.79 — 8TH 48.58 — 20TH 42.15 — 29TH 49.55 — 14TH 48.30 — 24TH
GF/60 3.1 — 9TH 1.89 — 29TH 3.19 — 10TH 2.5 — 15TH 1.56 — 30TH 2.19  — 26TH 2.36 — 29TH
GA/60 2.58 — 11TH 1.89 — 4TH 3.36 — 25TH 3.16 — 24TH 3.65 — 30TH 3.53 — 25TH 3 — 24TH
TEAM SH% 12.95 – 3RD 6.25 — 28TH 10.71 — 9TH 8.57 — 14TH 5.56 — 30TH 7.78 — 25TH 8.35 — 21ST
TEAM SV% .9167 – 11TH 93.23 — 4TH 88.82 — 23RD 90.59 — 23RD 88.33 — 30TH 87.86 — 28TH 90.15 — 25TH
PDO 1.046 – 3RD 99.5 — 20TH 99.5 — 16TH 99.2 — 19TH 93.9 — 30TH 95.6 — 29TH 98.5 — 27TH

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 RATE G37-43 + LEAGUE RANK
 SEASON TOTALS
CF% 43.96 — 30TH 50.56 — 17TH 49.23 — 19TH 45.96 — 25TH 47.66 — 23RD 46.66 — 22ND 47.43 — 27TH
GF% 59.57 — 5TH 45.45 — 23RD 54.00 — 9TH 45.24 — 24TH 39.53 — 28TH 41.30 — 28TH 47.89 — 23RD
XGF% 40.50 — 30TH 52.59 — 12TH 50.49 — 14TH 47.41 — 24TH 47.18 — 22ND 51.74 — 10TH 48.51 — 22ND
GF/60 3.95 — 3RD 1.84 — 30TH 3.83 — 5TH 2.68 — 16TH 2.42 — 26TH 2.71 — 25TH 2.88 — 19TH
GA/60 2.68 — 11TH 2.21 — 5TH 3.26 — 19TH 3.25 — 24TH 3.7 — 30TH 3.85 — 27TH 3.13 — 21ST
TEAM SH% 15.64 — 1ST 6.07 — 29TH 12.80 — 4TH 9.45 — 17TH 8.17 — 23RD 9.22 — 22ND 9.98 — 14TH
TEAM SV% .9177 — 9TH 92.50 — 4TH 88.78 — 22ND 90.50 — 21ST 87.50 — 30TH 87.38— 27TH 89.85 — 23RD
PDO 1.074 — 1ST 0.986 — 23RD 101.6 — 10TH 99.9 — 19TH 95.7 — 29TH 96.6 — 27TH 99.8 — 18TH

Stats via Natural Stat Trick, glossary with definitions here.

Player Stats

Stats via Hockey Reference 

What it all means

The Oilers are playing some of the worst hockey of their season this last month. It’s been… rough to say the least.

For the second seven-game set, the Oilers put up an awful .357 points percentage bringing up some awful memories as the team continues to sputter. Edmonton needs to look at their defensive zone play as one of the roots of these issues.

For the fourth set in a row, Edmonton has given up 3 or more GA/60 and are amongst the bottom of the barrel in that stat all season long. Goals for, too, have largely dried up in recent weeks.

Mike Smith’s ability to give good goaltending at the start of the year is gone, but the good news is the bottom-six is seeming to wake up and contribute more than they had early in the season.

All in all, Edmonton has been shot and they can’t control the bleeding. At even-strength, I’m expecting there to be some positive regression in the future. Edmonton’s shooting percentage and save percentage are both unsustainably low and could provide some room for the team to bounce back in the next set of games.

The Oilers are continuing their eastern road trip with a stop in Boston Saturday morning, before rolling through Toronto and Montreal. They head back west for an away game against Calgary, then embark on a homestand against Nashville, Arizona, and Calgary once again to close out their next seven-game set.

Banked points from early this season are dwindling away and if Edmonton wants to be playoff-bound, they need to bounce back in this seven-game set.

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