Early in the series, there was the sense that Vancouver's much-heralded defense was attempting to frustrate the Hawks into submission.
While analysts were concocting new strategies and lineups to combat the Canucks stifling style, the Hawks kept their cool. They knew that if they played their own aggressive style, they would be okay.
While they made adjustments throughout the series (which we'll talk about next), they kept the overall philosophy the same.
The Canucks, on the other hand, seemed to transform their squad overnight, and that ultimately became their undoing. Unable to deal with the Hawks' forecheck, they fell in to trap mode in Game Four.
In Game Five, they tried to goon the Hawks off the ice. And in Game Six, they decided they'd go shot for shot.
But no matter how they played it, in the end, they were still outclassed.