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LOS ANGELES -- Raffi Torres spent the past year in Phoenix and San Jose trying to shake his reputation as a dangerous player. His hit on Los Angeles centre Jarret Stoll might have erased much of that work and put both players post-season futures in doubt. Stoll is likely to miss Game 2 of the Kings second-round playoff series against the Sharks on Thursday night. The valuable two-way forward didnt return to the series opener after a hard hit from Torres late in the second period of Los Angeles 2-0 victory. Kings coach Darryl Sutter implied Wednesday that Stoll could be out for a significant length of time. Torres also might be sidelined for a stretch after he travels to New York for a disciplinary hearing Thursday with the NHLs Department of Player Safety, which suspended him until the hearing is completed. "I thought it was careless," Sutter said of Torres hit, which occurred near the sideboards after the puck rolled away from Stoll. A lengthy suspension wouldnt make Sutter feel any better about Torres play, either: "Our player is quite a bit more important than theirs." During the defending Stanley Cup champions 2-0 victory over the Sharks, Stoll was bent forward when Torres approached him from the side for a shoulder-to-shoulder hit. Stolls head also snapped back violently before he fell forward onto the ice. Torres was called for a minor penalty for charging, and Stoll didnt return to the game. Most of the Kings declined to weigh in on the hits legality after Wednesdays light practice, claiming they hadnt seen replays. Stoll attended the Kings team meeting before practice, but wasnt on the ice. The Sharks had much stronger opinions about the play: Torres, captain Joe Thornton and coach Todd McLellan all said the hit was perfectly legal, and shouldnt even have resulted in San Joses only penalty in Game 1. "We questioned the call of a charging penalty," Thornton said. "So we were kind of shocked to hear he has to fly to New York for the hearing, because we didnt see anything wrong on the play. ... Its unfortunate that Raffi has to go through this again." Further complicating matters, Stoll and Torres are friends after three seasons as teammates with the Edmonton Oilers from 2005-08. The Kings would lose plenty without Stoll, a stalwart on their championship team last summer. Stoll is their third-line centre and a top penalty-killer and faceoff specialist, playing a valuable two-way game while also logging time on the power play. Although he doesnt score many points, getting just one assist in seven playoff games this spring, Stoll scored the series-winning goal in last seasons upset of top-seeded Vancouver in the first round on the way to the title. He also has a history of apparent concussions earlier in his career. "Hes a big loss, one of our most valuable guys," Kings defenceman Drew Doughty said. "Everybody else will have to step up if we want to keep going forward." Torres absence isnt likely to affect the Sharks offensive efforts against goalie Jonathan Quick, who shut them out on 35 shots in the series opener. But Stolls absence on defence changes the mix for Los Angeles, which must entrust additional ice time to role players without one of its leaders. Brad Richardson, who played 13 games during the Kings championship playoff run, is likely to replace Stoll in the lineup for Game 2. Richardson hasnt played in this post-season since Game 1 of the Kings first-round series with St. Louis. "Its huge, because hes one of our clutch players," Richardson said of Stoll. "Hes the first guy on the penalty kill, and hes a power-play guy." Even if it is deemed legal, the hit ignites another round of trouble for Torres, the journeyman forward whose ugly reputation has surfaced again. While playing for Phoenix last season, Torres received a 21-game suspension -- initially 25 games -- for a high hit on Chicago star Marian Hossa in the first round of the playoffs. That play cemented Torres identity as a cheap shot artist and dangerous player in many NHL minds. But the former No. 5 overall draft pick insists he has cleaned up his game during a season of largely trouble-free play with San Jose, his sixth team in six seasons. "If he is going to miss some games, were going to miss him," said Sharks forward Logan Couture, who thought the hit was clean from his on-ice viewpoint. "But its an opportunity for other guys to step up the physical play and try to take over his role. Were going to support Raffi, and whatever happens, happens." Kings forward Dustin Penner thought Torres hit was objectionable mostly because it was unnecessary. He sees little comparison to the hit by Ottawas Eric Gryba on Montreal centre Lars Eller in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series, resulting in a two-game suspension for a blow that left Eller with a concussion and a broken nose. Eller didnt return to the series as the Senators advanced. "I think that hit (in Ottawa) was fine," Penner said. "I know some people dont, but its a split-second decision. You guys can slow it down to .001 milliseconds, but hes got to make that hit, and this one (by Torres), he probably didnt need to make that hit. Thats where I see the difference." Yeezy 350 Pas Cher .Y. -- Paul Byron and Matt Stajan scored as the Calgary Flames started a five-game road trip with a 2-1 overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday afternoon. Vente Yeezy 350 Pas Cher .J. Ellis hit two-run homers and the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-0 Saturday night. http://www.pascheryeezy350.fr/ . Instead of dwelling on the negative, Oates focused on what was good about the clubs recent play. It worked. Chaussure Yeezy 350 Pas Cher . -- Peyton Manning will have all of his wide receivers available for the first time in a month when the Denver Broncos begin their playoff run Jan. Acheter Yeezy 350 Pas Cher . "Four now," Carl Gunnarsson told the Leaf Report proudly following a 5-2 victory over New York on Tuesday night, the clubs fifth straight at home. INCHEON, South Korea -- Carlota Ciganda beat Alison Lee with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff Sunday in the rainy LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship after each player lost big leads.The 26-year-old Spaniard won her first LPGA Tour title with a 6-foot putt after Lees birdie chip from the rough off the back edge of the green missed a half-inch to the right.Its very special because its been a tough few years for me, Ciganda said. My coach [Rogelio Echeverria] passed away two years ago, and I had to look for a new coach. I changed caddies, too. Its been a long journey, but at the same time its really nice to get the win. I love competing and playing and being an athlete. I couldnt ask for a better life.She is now working with Terry McNamara, Annika Sorenstams former caddie, and instructor Jorge Parada.Ciganda overcame a 5-stroke deficit to Lee and had a 4-stroke lead after 10, then blew a 5-stroke advantage on the final five holes -- getting into the playoff when Lee bogeyed the par-5 18th after hitting her third shot into the water.The last three, four holes I was pretty nervous, Ciganda said. I was looking more and I was 1-up, and then I was on 18 I saw I was 1-down and I couldnt believe it. So its just golf. Only one can win. Anything can happen in the last few holes.In tears after the round, Lee declined to speak the media.Ciganda played the final five holes in 4 over -- making a double-bogey on 14 and bogeys on 16 and 18 -- for a 2-over 70 at Sky 72.The event had an emotional start with Se Ri Pak ending her Hall of Fame career Thursday in front of her home fans.I was just trying to stay in the present and hit as best I could, Ciganda said. In the end, it was so close. I think I was the lucky one today, and Im very happy.Three strokes ahead of U.S. Womens Open champion Brittany Lang entering the day, Lee had a 75 to match Ciganda at 10-under 278 on the Ocean Course. The 21-year-old American, still a student at UCLA, is in her second season on the tour.Ciganda birdied five of the first eight holes, taking a 1-stroke lead with a 6-foot birdie putt on the par-3 eighth. The two-time European Solheim Cup player added a 20-footer on the par-4 10th for a 4-stroke margin and was 5 ahead soon after.I didnt look at the leaderboard until I think it was on No. 12, Ciganda said. I saw I was winning by 5. I wasnt expecting that.ddddddddddddShe compounded trouble in and just above a greenside bunker into a double-bogey on the par-4 14th, dropped another stroke on the par-4 16th and three-putted 18.I was positive, Ciganda said. I just tried my best, and I tried to play each shot the best I could. So its not that I was giving up or anything.Needing a par on 18 for her first victory, Lee hit a wedge that smacked into the front bank and bounced into the water. She was able to drop a few feet off the right edge of the green, chipped past and made a 5-footer to force the playoff.Lee had four birdies in a five-hole stretch in the middle of the round to seemingly fall out of contention. But while Ciganda faltered in the group ahead, the American made a 5-foot birdie putt on the par-4 15th and a 12-footer on the par-3 17th.It was tough. It was windy at the end and a little bit of rain, so it wasnt easy, Ciganda said. But Im from the north in Spain, which is cold and rainy in the winter, so Ive been practicing a lot in those conditions.Chinas Shanshan Feng (70) and South Koreas Min Sun Kim (71) tied for third at 8 under. Feng had her third straight top-four finish in Asia after tying for fourth in China and finishing second last week in Taiwan. The tour will return to China next week for the Blue Bay LPGA on Hainan Island, then make stops in Malaysia and Japan.Lang had three bogeys in a 75 to tie for third at 7 under.Lexi Thompson, the winner last year, had a 73 to tie for 13th at 4 under. Second-ranked Ariya Jutanugarn (69) and No. 3 In Gee Chun (71) also were 4 under.Top-ranked Lydia Ko closed with a 74 to tie for 51st at 3 over. She has four victories this year, one behind Jutanugarn for the tour lead.Fourth-ranked Brooke Henderson also struggled, shooting 78-72 on the weekend to finish at 5 over. The Canadian teen plans to play all six weeks in Asia.Ciganda is the third European winner this year, joining Swedens Anna Nordqvist and Germanys Caroline Masson.I think you have to enjoy life first, enjoy being out there, and then the win just comes to you, Ciganda said. Like I think if you are really looking for the win, its tough because you put more pressure. I think when you let it happen, thats when it happens. China NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Online Stitched Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Baseball Jerseys Football Jerseys Outlet College Jerseys For Sale Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys For Sale Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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