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Torres scores in OT to give Sharks a 3-2 win and 2-0 series lead over Canucks

Saturday, 05.04.2013 / 1:25 AM / News

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Torres scores in OT to give Sharks a 3-2 win and 2-0 series lead over Canucks

VANCOUVER - Raffi Torres scored at 5:31 of ovetime to give the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 2 of their Western Conference quarter-final series Friday night.

The Sharks took a seemingly commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven games, which shifts to San Jose for the third and fourth games on Sunday and Tuesday, respectively.

The Canucks suffered their sixth consecutive loss in a home playoff game. Now, they might not get another one — after securing home-ice advantage with their fifth consecutive Northwest Division title.

Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau, whose goal in the final minute of the third period force overtime, also scored for San Jose.

Ryan Kesler scored third-period goals for Vancouver, helping the Canucks overcome a 1-0 deficit that had stood since the first period.

If necessary, Game 5 will be in Vancouver on Thursday.

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It is really special. I had a lot of friends and family here tonight, and for my first [NHL] game in here it was great. I played here as an elementary-school player in the city championships and this was my first time back. It was a lot of fun..

— Toronto native Brandon Pirri after scoring 2 goals for Panthers in win at Maple Leafs on Thursday