Found December 09, 2011 on
That is the perfect phrase to describe the New York Rangers’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning last night.
The Blueshirts had a 2-1 lead in the third period until former Ranger Dominic Moore tied it up with a shorthanded goal. The club also had several quality scoring opportunities to win the game in regulation and in overtime but unfortunately, were not able to bury their chances.
The team got strong performances from goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Callahan, Brandon Dubinsky, Ryan McDonagh and Artem Anisimov. Speaking of Anisimov, his goal celebration was completely unnecessary. Yes, it was a great goal but there is no need to taunt or show off. That kind of stuff is just not needed in the NHL and should be saved for the NFL and NBA.
Luckily, the team will be able to quickly forget about this game as they have two tough tilts on tap for this weekend. Tomorrow night, the Blueshirts will take on the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo and on Sunday night, will return home to t...
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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...
Yeah, that celebration usually isn't going to bode well with the opposing team. My question, though, is why the hell Artem Anisimov broke out such a gallant celebration for such a lay-up of a goal? I mean come on, that was pretty much a gimme. Save the snipe celebration for a snipe of a goal.
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.
… 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 [...]
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...
Tonight Artem Anisimov go ahead 2-1 goal for the Rangers had a celebration after that has drawn a lot of heat & controversy.
Why? He decided to use his stick as a prop mimicking a gun, ...
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...
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.
NEW YORK (AP) - Dominic Moore scored the tying short-handed goal with 1:57 left in regulation and then netted the only goal in the shootout to help the Tampa Bay Lightning snap a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rang...
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