After going almost a month without a regulation defeat, the Anaheim Ducks have suffered three in four days.
The visiting Ducks can avoid a fourth straight loss by avenging their latest defeat in Wednesday night's conclusion of a home-and-home set with the San Jose Sharks.
Anaheim (22-6-4) was riding a team-record 13-game home winning steak and 9-0-3 overall stretch, but concluded a five-game homestand by being outscored 7-2 in back-to-back losses to Detroit and falling 5-3 to San Jose (14-11-6) on Monday.
"We just haven't been anywhere near ourselves, and we haven't been for the last few games,'' defenseman Sheldon Souray said.
The Ducks are still on the heels of Western Conference-leading Chicago and feel they have something positive to build on after remaining competitive despite a 3-0 deficit Monday.
"There's always peaks and valleys, and we're trying to get out of this valley as quick as possible and start climbing back in the right direction,'' said winger Corey Perry, who...