The numbers, quite frankly, are a bit offensive.
Having pushed just one puck over the goal-line in three contests since the Christmas break, the Calgary Flames flipped the calendar to 2014 with only 25 goals to show for 14 dates in December, an average of just 1.79 markers per game last month.
To put that in perspective, Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby collected 23 points in the same number of skates in December.
“I think we’ve just gotta put the last month behind us, forget the past few games,” said Flames centre Matt Stajan.
“As a player, you’ve gotta find a way.
“Obviously, the last week hasn’t been good for us offensively, but we are doing a lot of good things, and that tends to get overlooked. If we keep doing the little things, goals will come.
“We work hard enough, and we just have to work for our bounces and we’ll start scoring goals again. We can’t over-think it. That’s when you really go into droughts.”