Originally written on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 24: Artem Anisimov #42 of the New York Rangers skates against the Washington Capitals during their preseason game on September 24, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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 meant no disrespect by the celebration:

“I just want to apologize to Tampa. I didn’t mean something by it. It’s just my celebration and, when I score goals, I want to do something unusual. I apologize to Tampa,” Anisimov said.

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Story via Deadspin

video via Hockey Fights

 

Link to original article: Artem Anisimov Incites Mini-Riot With “Shooting” Motion Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

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