The San Jose Sharks have added some grit up front by acquiring forward Raffi Torres from the Phoenix Coyotes for a 2013 third-round pick, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.
Torres, 31, has spent the last year-and-a-half with Phoenix, during which he was infamously embroiled in one of the stiffest disciplinary incidents in league history, getting suspended 25 games for hitting Chicago’s Marian Hossa during last year’s playoffs.
The suspension carried over to this year, a year in which Torres vowed to change his style of play — and it seems to have worked.
Through 28 games the veteran winger has 12 points (5G-7A) and just 13 penalty minutes while averaging close to 13 minutes per contest.
Torres is in the final year of a two-year, $3.5 million deal signed with Phoenix in 2011.
Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.