NHL: Chicago 4, Phoenix 3 (OT)

GLENDALE, Ariz., April 15 (UPI) -- Bryan Bickell's second goal of the game came 10:36 into overtime Saturday and handed Chicago a 4-3 win over Phoenix in a first-round playoff contest.

NHL: Phoenix 3, Colorado 2

GLENDALE, Ariz., March 23 (UPI) -- Raffi Torres gave Phoenix a 3-0 lead late in the second period Thursday and the Coyotes held on to defeat Colorado 3-2.

NHL: Phoenix 3, Edmonton 2 (SO)

EDMONTON, Alberta, March 18 (UPI) -- Ray Whitney capped a Phoenix rally with a shootout game-winner Sunday, completing a 3-2 Coyotes comeback victory over Edmonton.

NHL: Nashville 5, Phoenix 4 (SO)

GLENDALE, Ariz., March 13 (UPI) -- Andrei Kostitsyn scored the only goal in a shootout Monday and the Nashville Predators began a road trip with a 5-4 win over Phoenix.

NHL: Phoenix 3, San Jose 0

GLENDALE, Ariz., March 10 (UPI) -- Mike Smith turned aside 42 shots in recording his fifth shutout of the season Saturday, carrying Phoenix to a 3-0 win over San Jose that ended a five-game skid.

NHL: Minnesota 3, Phoenix 2 (SO)

GLENDALE, Ariz., March 9 (UPI) -- Dany Heatley scored in the fifth round of the shootout Thursday to give the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 win over Phoenix.

NHL: Calgary 4, Phoenix 2

GLENDALE, Ariz., March 2 (UPI) -- Curtis Glencross highlighted Calgary's three-goal first period with a shorthanded goal Thursday and the Flames held on to down Phoenix 4-2.

NHL: Phoenix 4, Dallas 1

DALLAS, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Radim Vrbata scored the decisive goal for the Phoenix Coyotes Tuesday in their 4-1 won over the Dallas Stars.

NHL: Phoenix 5, San Jose 3

GLENDALE, Ariz., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Lauri Korpikoski's second goal of the contest was the game-winner Saturday in the Phoenix Coyotes' 5-3 victory over San Jose.

NHL: Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 3

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Willie Mitchell and Dustin Brown scored third-period goals Monday, sparking the Los Angeles Kings' 4-3 victory over Phoenix.

NHL: Phoenix 4, Chicago 3 (SO)

CHICAGO, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Radim Vrbata scored in a shootout Monday, salvaging a 4-3 victory for the Phoenix Coyotes over Chicago.

NHL: Montreal 3, Phoenix 2 (OT)

GLENDALE, Ariz., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Josh Gorges bounced a shot off the post and into the net 1:45 into overtime Thursday, giving the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 win over Phoenix.

NHL: Phoenix 5, New Jersey 3

GLENDALE, Ariz., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Ray Whitney started and finished a stretch of four unanswered goals Thursday, sending the Phoenix Coyotes to a 5-3 decision over New Jersey.

NHL: Dallas 3, Phoenix 2 (SO)

GLENDALE, Ariz., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Trevor Daley's goal in the eighth round of the shootout Tuesday helped the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 victory over Phoenix.

NHL: Vancouver 1, Boston 0

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 1 (UPI) -- Raffi Torres scored with just 19 seconds left in regulation Wednesday, giving Vancouver a 1-0 victory over Boston in the opening game of the Stanley Cup Finals.
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Raffi Torres
Edmonton Oilers Raffi Torres stretches while watching the Colorado Avalanche warm up at Pepsi Center in Denver November 14, 2005. Edmonton beat Colorado 5-2. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Raphael "Raffi" Torres (born October 8, 1981) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the New York Islanders fifth overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He has additionally played in the NHL for the Edmonton Oilers, Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Buffalo Sabres. Torres is known as a physical, forechecking forward with offensive capabilities.

Torres was drafted out of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), where he played three seasons with the Brampton Battalion. He was a two-time OHL Second Team All-Star during his junior career. Beginning in 2001–02, he turned professional with the Islanders' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. He spent the better part of two seasons in the AHL before the Islanders traded him to the Oilers in 2003. He played five seasons in Edmonton, becoming a full-time NHL player with the club. He recorded career numbers as an Oiler in 2005–06, while also helping them to the Stanley Cup Finals that year. In the 2008 off-season, he was dealt to the Blue Jackets, where he played the better part of two seasons. After a brief stint with the Sabres in 2009–10, he signed with the Canucks. Internationally, he represented Canada at the 2001 World Junior Championships, winning a bronze medal.

Torres played major junior with the Brampton Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), beginning in 1998–99. He scored at a point-per-game pace in his rookie season with 35 goals and 62 points, second in team-scoring to Jason Spezza. Improving to a team-leading 43 goals and 91 points in his second junior season, he finished seventh in league scoring and was named to the OHL Second All-Star Team. Qualifying for the playoffs, the Battalion were eliminated in the first round. Torres added seven points in the six-game series.

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