If Ryan Kesler was the Vancouver Canucks' Superman in their playoff series win over the Nashville Predators, then Kevin Bieksa and Dan Hamhuis were their Dynamic Duo.

Much was made before and during the series about the Predators' shutdown defensive pairing of Shea Weber and Ryan Suter.

But when you get beyond Kesler, another of the keys to Vancouver's six-game series win was the play of the Canucks' shutdown duo of Bieksa and Hamhuis.

They helped take Nashville's top offensive players out of the series. Granted, the Predators don't have the same calibre of offensive weapons as do the Canucks, but the guys they rely on to provide their offence were largely shut down by Bieksa and Hamhuis.

Mike Fisher had one point in the series, Patric Hornqvist didn't have any and neither did Sergei Kostitsyn. Martin Erat was largely ineffectual.

"We don't really care if we are getting respect or not," Bieksa said. "It's been pretty much our job all season long and we have done it pretty well. We just keep plugging along in the playoffs and help our team win. We're not doing anything special out there. We are just doing our job like everybody else."

Hamhuis said he certainly wasn't bothered by all the media attention Weber and Suter, two of his former teammates during his time in Nashville, were getting.

"Weber and Suter deserve all the credit they get," Hamhuis said. "But Kevin and I had our job to do and that was to play against their top line. It's a job we take a lot of pride in and enjoy doing. I thought we had a pretty successful series."

So did goalie Roberto Luongo.