Sunday, December 19, 2010

Oilers Struggle after a Break...

The Oilers are in the midst of a 4 day break and by eye they've always seemed to do terrible when faced with a layoff of this length.

Going back to the 03-04 season, the Oilers have had 11 of these breaks scattered around the various years (I didn't include Olympic breaks). I looked at their record and GD in the first 5 games following the break. No particular reason why I chose 5, I just did.

It's always nice to know your memory still occasionally works, the Oilers are just terrible coming off a break. The team is a combined 21-28-4-2 (2 ties) in their 55 games (.436 win%). Their overall record those 7 seasons is 227-231-53-12 (12 ties). They are defenitily a little worse off as their winning % is .496

Some fun numbers:

In game 1 after the break, the Oilers are 3-8-0 with 27GF-47GA. Bet the Sharks+ on your proline for the game on Dec 21st.

The Oilers best game is game 4 where they are 5-5-1 with 31GF-33GA.

The Oilers have only finished .500 or better 4 times in 11 tries. The Oilers have gone winless once.

The Oilers have scored exactly 16 goals five times and exactly 9 goals three times.

The Oilers have given up 17 or more goals 7 times.

The Oilers are 15-26-4 over their last 9 attempts in this analysis, getting out scored 165-116.

Oct 17-20 20101-3-11622-6
Jan 8-11 20100-4-1921-12
Jan 21-26 20092-3-0917-8
Dec 7-10 20081-3-1918-9
Nov 21-25 20083-2-016160
Jan 25-28 20082-3-01112-1
Oct 14-17 20072-3-01318-5
Jan 21-25 20073-2-01617-1
Dec 24-27 20061-3-11724-7
Oct 8-11 20064-1-016115
Oct 26-29 20042-1-216160

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