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Raffi Torres making positive impact on Sharks a year after being kicked out of playoffs

Saturday, 05.04.2013 / 6:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Raffi Torres making positive impact on Sharks a year after being kicked out of playoffs

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Raffi Torres is making quite a positive impact in his return to the playoffs.

A year after being kicked out of the post-season for his vicious hit against Chicago's Marian Hossa, Torres has played a major role in helping the San Jose Sharks take a 2-0 series lead after winning two straight games in Vancouver.

Torres helped set the tone for the series with his physical play in Game 1 when he delivered six hits against his former team. He then gave the Sharks control in the series with his overtime game-winner in Game 2.

The series shifts to San Jose for Game 3 Sunday where a raucous crowd is expected at HP Pavilion, where the Sharks lost just twice in regulation all season.

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