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 2010||1-3-1||16||22||-6|
|Jan 8-11 2010||0-4-1||9||21||-12|
|Jan 21-26 2009||2-3-0||9||17||-8|
|Dec 7-10 2008||1-3-1||9||18||-9|
|Nov 21-25 2008||3-2-0||16||16||0|
|Jan 25-28 2008||2-3-0||11||12||-1|
|Oct 14-17 2007||2-3-0||13||18||-5|
|Jan 21-25 2007||3-2-0||16||17||-1|
|Dec 24-27 2006||1-3-1||17||24||-7|
|Oct 8-11 2006||4-1-0||16||11||5|
|Oct 26-29 2004||2-1-2||16||16||0|