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Dave Lozo at NHL.com has Tampa Bay's response to Artem Anisimov's rifle celebration last night...Steve Stamkos..."It's just classless. I think I've seen him do that once or twice before, so no surprise there. We got the win. He'll know it's in the back of our minds the next time we see him. But we're not going to break focus because of that. We wanted to win the game and we did."I don't know if you saw the replay, but he turned back and pointed the stick like a gun and shot it at Vinny. We don't need that in our sport. For the most part, you don't see that too much. But it happens once in a while and it's dealt with."Vinny Lecavalier..."He pointed his stick and fired it our net, so I'm sure Torts wasn't really impressed with that. He wasn't very respectful."...i'm ok with these guys saying AA was classless and disrespectful, but for Stamkos to insinuate that he was pointing it at Lecavalier is ridic...
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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...
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...
… 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 [...]
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.
At 13:23 of the second period on Thursday night, New York Rangers forward Artem Anisimov scored a layup that would have made the Knicks proud: Wide open in front of a gaping Tampa net, he received a pass form Michael Del Zotto and converted a shorthanded goal.
If he had been any more wide-open, he could have dropped down and nudged the puck over the line with his nose. Yet despite...
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 »
Artem Anisimov instigated a brawl after he scored a goal in the second period and pointed his stick at the Tampa Bay net like a rifle and pretended to fire.
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Sometimes you win games you should lose, sometimes you lose games you should win. When the former happens everyone just shrugs it off. When the latter happens everyone searches for people to blame. Rangers were significantly better than the Lightning tonight. They just couldn’t put one home. It happens. Forget it and move on.
Regarding the Artem Anisimov play that everyone is...