Past is not prologue, as far as the Ducks are concerned, even if the ink on the recent pages of their history is somewhat fresh.
They have been in this position each of the past two seasons, having a 3-2 series lead, and both have ended in anguish. The Ducks lost the final two games to the Chicago Blackhawks in last year's Western Conference final and against the Kings in the 2014 semifinal.
Players expectedly closed the book on all that heading into Monday's Game 6 with a 3-2 first-round series lead on the Nashville Predators.
"I look at that as last year," Hampus Lindholm said. "That's history for me. This is a new year, a new group. It doesn't really...