By now, you probably know that we have a special place in our hearts for Raffi Torres and his many faces. We dedicated a whole post to it yesterday. Those fabulous pictures aside, however, the best Raffi Torres image you’ll see this week is above. Ladies and gentlemen, Slocal presents: Howler Raffi.

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Fresh from their turn-the-other-cheek successes against neaderthalic Ben Eager and with judgment day clearly on the horizon (today, if you believe it), you’d have expected the Canucks to be the men without sin on Friday night. But the rollercoaster ride of this post-season reached another free fall instead as the suddenly undisciplined Canucks wound up taking ten minor [...]

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Coming into tonight’s game, the Canucks had given the media very little about which to criticize them. If you were splitting hairs (and some did), you could suggest their penalty killing, 0-for-3 at that point, was subpar, but even that was a petty gripe. After all, it was a pretty small sample size, right? It’s not like they had given up five straight powerplay goals in the series or something. Mind you, then they did. And before you could say, “On second thought, I would prefer the majority of this game be played at even-strength,” they were down by two on powerplay goals by Patrick Marleau and Ryane Clowe. The Sharks would never relinquish the lead, although this might have had something to do with the fact that there was a Canuck in the penalty box for over half the match (32 PIM). Like the Canucks’ fifth man, I watched this game:

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