Eight is enough

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:40 AM ET

Losing streaks are never pretty - but this is downright ugly.

Stuck on an eight-game freefall, the Edmonton Oilers are plunging to remarkable depths.

Here is the anatomy of the streak:

- 8 losses mark the longest losing skid since March 1995, when the club lost nine straight games.

- 11 consecutive defeats back in 1993 is the franchise record.

- 6 goals scored during eight games

- 0.75 goals per game is the Oilers current average offensive production.

- 32 goals against during eight games

- 4 goals per game allowed on average

- 0-for-22 is the power play

- 21-for-32 is the penalty-killing unit, a 66% success rate

- 85% is the Oilers' penalty kill success rate over the season

- 4 games since the Oilers scored an even-strength goal

- 3 goal scorers during the entire eight games: Fernando Pisani, Toby Petersen and Ladislav Smid

- 218 shots on the opposition net

- 245 shots allowed

- 2 is the number of games the Oilers have out-shot the opposition

- 0 is the number of times Edmonton has scored first in a game

- 8 is the number of current skaters on the 17-man roster who played in the minors this season

- 1 Oilers have played one skater short for three straight games

- 17,194 the average paid attendance per game to watch the Oilers woeful slide

INDIVIDUALLY ...

Individual stats through the eight-game streak:

- 0 points by Shawn Horcoff

- 1 point by Raffi Torres

- 2 points by Joffrey Lupul - played less than 14 minutes per game just once

- 3 goals by Fernando Pisani - half of the team's total

- 2 goals by Toby Petersen - both of them coming shorthanded

- Minus 7: Raffi Torres

- Minus 6: Joffrey Lupul

- Minus 5: Jason Smith - played more than 25 minutes per game four times

- 6 consecutive losses by goaltender Dwayne Roloson

- 6:01 ice time for Brad Winchester on Monday in Los Angeles

- 22 penalty minutes for Winchester on Monday (two fighting majors, instigator, game misconduct)

- 26:19 ice time for d-man Danny Syvret on Monday - a game high for either team and an individual season high

THAT HURTS ...

Injured Players

Ethan Moreau (shoulder)

Jarret Stoll (concussion)

Ales Hemsky (collar bone)

Petr Nedved (knee)

Jan Hejda (shoulder)

Steve Staios (knee)

Tom Gilbert (concussion)

Mathieu Roy (concussion)

Daniel Tjarnqvist (groin)

Marty Reasoner (shoulder)

Players who have battled the flu during the streak

J.F. Jacques

Danny Syvret

Shawn Horcoff

Dwayne Roloson

Jussi Markkanen

Toby Petersen


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