If you were to look at the 2013/ 2014 season in thirds (27, 27, 28 game sections), this is how the Oilers have performed this season:
First 27: 8-17-2 (18 points)
Middle 27: 8-15-4 (20 points)
Final 28: 8-4-3 (19 points with 13 games left)
You can debate the "why", but the "what" is apparent ... the Oilers are clearly playing their best hockey of the season and their final 3rd of the season looks to be their best by a significant margin!
Can you compare this season to last seasons even though it was only a half season? I'd like to see where they are sitting in relation to before they completely shat the bed and (frank)ed up their playoff chance.