In winning their first two playoff series, the Vancouver Canucks demonstrated a number of qualities - resilience, resourcefulness and, against Nashville, a high tolerance for boredom – that weren't in great demand during the regular season.

That's because, in addition to their many other attributes, they tended to blow the doors off the opposition with the NHL's most potent offence. Remember? It was keyed by the league's leading scorer and the guy who finished fourth, a couple of brothers from Sweden who, if memory serves, were last seen around here sometime about Game 3 of the Chicago series.

Is this ringing any bells yet? No? Well, if you needed reminding what the Canucks look like when the Sedins are wheeling and dealing, we call your attention to the events of Game 1 of the Western Division final, specifically the third period, when for the first time in almost a month, last year's Art Ross winner and this year's Art Ross winner took over a game.

The result, a 3-2 Canucks' win over the San Jose Sharks, was encouraging enough. But if the Sedins are back to stay, we'll be discussing its significance right into June.

"When the twins get going like that, they're almost unstoppable," said Kevin Bieksa, one of the Canucks' heroes on the night. "They're generating every shift it seems like and they could have had three or four tonight the way they were going. They're going to be tough to stop."

As opposed to tough to find which had been the case for the last four weeks.

"One was the MVP last year (Henrik) and the other is going to be the MVP this year (Daniel)," said Sharks head coach Todd McLellan. "Do we worry about them? Absolutely. I told our group prior to the game there's a lot of focus on Ryan Kesler and deservedly so. But the two or three guys we really need to focus on are on that line."

Through the first 40 minutes, in fact, McLellan's troops had taken the twins out of the game, causing some of the deep thinkers, media division, to wonder what the Canucks would look with Daniel playing with Kesler.

But, late in the second period, the Canucks' second and third lines produced a pair of huge shifts that seemed to turn the game's momentum. And, in the third, the Sedins decided they'd join the fun.