The Anaheim Electric Light and Magic Company is flickering a bit.
The Ducks' first three-game losing streak of the season arrived Monday night, with San Jose finding little resistance in grabbing a 3-0 lead. The Ducks, as they have all year, narrowed their eyes and came back to within 4-3, but an empty-netter sealed the loss.

"They beat us at our own game," defenseman Sheldon Souray said, having seen such oscillations before. "They outworked us, won some battles. We have to get a little sense of urgency back on our game. We've started some of these games possibly thinking that it's going to be an easy night.
"We should have a little swagger for sure. We've earned that. We've played well. But we've gotta understand that we have to start better. We've been down in every game. We have to realize that other teams aren't saying, just go ahead and take the two points. We're not going to panic, but we have to have some urgency, if that makes any sense."
The brevity of the schedule is a little shocking – there are only 16 games left for the Ducks. But it's still long enough for reality to catch up, to impose punishment on the season-long habit of giving up early goals.
The Ducks picked up veteran winger Radek Dvorak on Monday, and Coach Bruce Boudreau was asked if this signified a Stanley Cup push.
"I try not to get ahead of ourselves," he said. "I still want to make the playoffs, get first place in the division. You can't think about far down the road you're going to get. We'll see how it goes."
It isn't going well on the Ducks power play, either by volume or performance, and when the Sharks' Joe Pavelski simply out-battled several Ducks to maintain shorthanded possession, many of the 16,083 in attendance began booing this 22-6-4 team.