Torres Could Be a Difference-Maker Against Canucks

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Torres Could Be a Difference-Maker Against Canucks
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VANCOUVER – It was midway through the third period, and the Vancouver Canucks were ahead 4-1 over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 of the 2011 Western Conference finals. Sharks captain Joe Thornton was playing the puck in the offensive zone along the wall, and was caught looking the wrong direction when the Canucks' Raffi Torres flattened him. The clean hit separated Thornton's shoulder, rendering him ineffective in Game 5, as the Canucks' ended the Sharks' season.

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