It may have been the top performance of the NHL postseason so far, and the Nashville Predators were on the wrong end of it.

Canucks forward Ryan Kesler notched two assists to finish with 11 points in the six-game series, which ended with a 2-1 Vancouver victory Monday. Even more impressive was that Kesler accrued his five goals and six assists in the final five games.

"He had one of those series that is absolutely remarkable for one player," Predators Coach Barry Trtoz said. "He played this series to a level that few people can reach."

Kesler assisted on Vancouver's first goal when he capitalized on a turnover by Predators defenseman Ryan Suter and passed the puck to a waiting Mason Raymond in front. The Canucks' second goal was scored by Daniel Sedin off a Kesler rebound.

"He's turned into a world class player," Predators defenseman Shane O'Brien said. "He's got some hunger, and he obviously wants to win bad."

After a goal-less first round, Kesler now leads the NHL in playoff scoring with 15 points in 13 games.