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Video: Raffi Torres checks Robyn Regehr

May 14, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

Raffi Torres might score the occasional overtime game-winning goal, but that’s not why the San Jose Sharks traded for him. Instead, they’re hoping that he’ll make them a “tougher team to play against,” which usually means clobbering opponents when he’s on the ice.

Torres, 31, showed that he isn’t shy about doing just that early in Game 1 against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, as he delivered a hard hit on Robyn Regehr in the opening frame:

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