Found December 11, 2011 on Ranger Nation:
Andrew Gross reports that Artem Anisimov is ok following his head injury in the third period. Anisimov had the following to say: “Me and the Buffalo guy were skating to the puck, I probably touched it first,” Anisimov said. He hit me (Anisimov taps himself on the right shoulder) and the glass went to my [...]

Artem Anisimov Apologizes For His Sniper Rifle Goal Celebration (Video)

New York Rangers center Artem Anisimov apologized for his goal celebration where he used his stick as an improvised sniper rifle during the team’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night, calling his actions “classless.” Anisimov, a 23-year-old Russian in his fifth season of North American professional hockey who speaks limited English, also [...]

Artem Anisimov's Gun-Shooting Goal Celebration a Disgrace to Hockey

New York Rangers forward Artem Anisimov caused quite the stir on Thursday night with his unique goal celebration. And while opinions on it vary, there's plenty of people who feel it was a bit over the top. Anisimov scored in the second period against the Lightning, and he proceeded to use his stick to mime shooting a gun. He did so right in the direction of the net and Tampa...

Anisimov apologises for sniper rifle celebration

Artem Anisimov apologised for his sniper rifle goal celebration after he scored a short-handed goal at 13:23 of the 2nd period in game between the Rangers and Lightning yesterday. Anisimov held his stick as if it was a sniper rifle and pointed it toward the Lightning net and made a firing gesture. After the celebration, Anisimov, unaware of what he had just sparked, began celebrating...

Rangers C Anisimov apologizes for goal celebration

New York Rangers center Artem Anisimov apologized for a post-goal celebration that triggered a skirmish in Thursday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Anisimov said he was not trying to show up the Lightning when he pretended to use his stick as a rifle and pointed it as Tampa Bay goatender Mathieu Garon. “I just want to apologize to Tampa. I didn’t mean something...

Artem Anisimov Incites Mini-Riot With “Shooting” Motion

The Tampa Bay Lightning took on the New York Rangers on Dec 8 and quite a large skirmish ensued after Artem Anisimov scored and pretended to “shoot” Mathieu Garon. You can clearly see Artem mocking a shooting motion with his stick.  The Lightning immediately took exception to the motion and Vinny Lecavalier charged after Artem which set off the melee. According to ESPN, Anisimov...

Artem Anisimov Apologizes To Tampa Bay For Celebration Gone Wrong

… we all know Artem and what a quiet, kind guy he is. I believe him when he says he wasn’t trying to be malicious and had no tendencies to aim the stick at Vinny Lecavalier  or Mathieu Garon. That being said, hopefully Tampa accepts the apology and everyone can all move on from this and [...]

Rangers' Anisimov apologizes for goal celebration

PHILADELPHIA After creating controversy with a goal celebration against the Lightning on Thursday, New York Rangers forward Artem Anisimov issued an apology to Tampa Bay on Friday.

Did Stepan Steal Anisimov's Bow & Arrow Celebration?

Last night after Derek Stepan's ridiculous short-handed goal he did a little bow and arrow celebration... That looks familiar, where have I seen that before. Oh yeah, Artem Anisimov last season.To see video of  Anisimov's bow and arrow celebration, click the "Read More" tab below. Anisimov busted out his own version last March during a 6-3 win...

Artem Anisimov Breaks Out The Boomstick, Righteously Pisses Off The Lightning

After scoring his fifth goal of the season, a shorthanded tally in a tie game, Rangers center Artem Anisimov lowered the sights, pumped his stick, and let fly with one of the more demonstrative celebrations of the year. The Lightning took offense and swarmed Anisimov, setting off a penalty bonanza and setting the tone for a chippy rest of the game. More »

Downie Fined For Leaving Bench in Anisimov Incident

Damian Cristido at reports that the Lightning's Steve Downie was only fined, not suspended, for leaving the Tampa Bay bench to engage Artem Anisimov after the Ranger winger's "rifle" celebration on Thursday night.Cristido adds that he did not know how much the fine was but that the max fine is $2,500.Here's Downie on the fine..."It's what...

Sunken Showboat

Artem Anisimov's over-the-top goal celebration drew a swift and furious response from the Tampa Bay Lightning in a display that Stu Hackel says separates hockey from other sports.

New York Rangers' Artem Anisimov apologizes to Tampa Bay Lightning for gun-shooting celebration

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Anisimov, McDonagh Fine

Andrew Gross at Rangers Rants reports that both Ryan McDonagh and Artem Anisimov are fine after being injured during the Rangers 4-1 win over the Sabres last night.McDonagh was favoring his left hand after blocking a second period shot, while Artem Anisimov was forced to leave the game after his head hit the glass due to a hit from Robyn Regehr.Gross has this quote from Anisimov...

Artem apologizes for celebration 

Artem Anisimov apologized to his teammates Thursday night for his explosive second-period goal celebration at the Garden, and Friday morning, he apologized to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Rangers Dominate Panthers In 6-1 Rout

The New York Rangers dominated from start to finish in a 6-1 domination over the Florida Panthers. Derek Stepan scored twice including a tremendous end to end rush early in the second period as a penalty expired.  Marian Gaborik, Artem Anisimov, Brad Richards and Steve Eminger got in on the act. The Rangers special teams was excellent tonight as they tallied twice and killed off...
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