Posted May 04, 2013 on AP on Fox
Raffi Torres is making quite a positive impact in his return to the playoffs. A year after being kicked out of the postseason 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. ''What happened last year is totally behind me,'' Torres said Saturday. ''It's not what I think about anymore. But it's nice to be contributing again in the playoffs. It's always fun to play. This is the best time of the season for anybody. It's fun to play in the playoffs.'' It's a very different postseason f...
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