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Anisimov has big night in AHL All-Star Game

Rangers prospect scores goal and assists on game-winner

Monday, 01.26.2009 / 10:17 PM / Prospects Central
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Anisimov has big night in AHL All-Star Game
Rangers prospect Artem Anisimov, the organization's lone representative in Monday night's AHL All-Star Game at Worcester, Mass., had an outstanding game in helping the PlanetUSA squad to a 14-11 win over the team of Canadian players.

Artem Anisimov
Anisimov, a Russian center selected by the Blueshirts in the second round of the the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, picked up a goal and two assists in the game for a team made of of European and American-born stars. His final point was the primary assist on Chris Bourque's game-winning goal at 15:06 of the third period.

Much like Sunday's NHL All-Star Game, the AHL event was a high-scoring affair with little emphasis on defense or hitting. Anisimov, a highly skilled player who ranks second on the Hartford Wolf Pack with 48 points in 46 games, flourished in the All-Star setting and tallied all three of his points in the PlanetUSA team's eight-goal third period.

His first assist came with the Canadians leading 8-7. Anisimov helped set up Jonas Junland's goal at 4:03 of the third to tie the score at 8-8. He later cut the Canadian lead to 10-9 when he beat goaltender Tyler Weiman at 8:45 of the third period. His assist on the goal by Bourque, the son of Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque, snapped an 11-11 tie, and the PlanetUSA squad never looked back.

Ansimov's teammate Jared Ross of the Philadelphia Phantoms led all scorers with a goal and six assists. Montreal draft pick corey Locke had four goals for the Canadians.

Defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti, the Rangers' first-round pick in 2006, was supposed to play in the game, but he sat out the game with an injury suffered last week. Sanguinetti did participate in the Skills competition on Sunday night.




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