(Week of April 2-7)
The Winning Moment ...
The fans have spoken. Artem Anisimov's April 3 power-play goal against the Flyers, which also drew a double-minor for high-sticking, has been voted the newyorkrangers.com Moment of the Week for the 27th and final week of the 2011-12 regular season. Anisimov's goal, scored during a delayed penalty call, captured 43.5 percent of the online voting from Rangers fans to barely edge Henrik Lundqvist's final save to close out that 5-3 victory at Philadelphia. Ryan Callahan's power-play goal, scored during the penalties drawn by Anisimov for a 4-0 lead over the Flyers, placed third with 16.1 percent of the ballot. Since Moment of the Week is a regular-season-only feature, it will resume in October. Thanks to all who participated in choosing this season's 27 winning moments.
|Rangers 5, Flyers 3 at Wells Fargo Center
||April 3, 2012|
Artem Anisimov Scores for 3-0 lead while drawing a double-minor for high-sticking
Description: Anisimov scored his goal off a magnificent rush and finish on the power play with 1:58 to play in the opening period. While scoring his 15th goal, Anisimov drew three penalties against the Flyers -- a double minor for high sticking on Pavel Kubina and a hooking minor on Marc-Andre Bourdon.
• GAME RECAP (Click image at left to play video)
Comments from fans who voted for Anisimov's Power-Play Goal ...
I picked him for his extra effort to score AND draw the penalty.
-- John L. from Morgantown, Pa.
Artie splits the defense, gets hooked, takes a stick to the face and still scores. Raw determination and it helped the Blueshirts clinch home ice.
-- Timothy L. Hagist from Iowa City, Iowa
THE turning point of the game.
-- Mike from Teaneck, N.J.
Artie drew three minors and that led to the Cally goal. He deserves the moment.
-- Jimmy from Mahopac, N.Y.
It was a great goal, and we still managed to get a power play, where we scored. And Artie was fine on the play.
-- Mar from New Jersey
-- Eric from Maplewood, N.J.
Sick move. Dangle snipe celly, OH BABY!
-- Jonathan Cohen from Williamsport, Pa.
Artie's persistence on this play was beautiful!
-- Katie from New York, N.Y.
-- Nick Lucarelli from Hamilton, N.J.
2011-12 MOMENT OF THE WEEK WINNERS:
Week 26: Del Zotto Shorthanded Goal Starts Comeback vs. Jets
Week 25: Line Brawl vs. Devils Set Tone for Win at Garden
Week 24: Zuccarello's First of Season Puts Rangers Up 1-0
Week 23: Gaborik Beats Isles with 5.8 Seconds Left in OT
Week 22: Stepan Response Goal is Winner vs. Bruins at MSG
Week 21: Callahan Burns Sabres with Slick Goal in Overtime
Week 20: Stepan Needs Just 22 Seconds to Beat Jackets in OT
Week 19: Richards Sends Lightning Home with Overtime Goal
Week 18: Callahan's Shootout Goal Delivers Victory at Buffalo
Week 17: Gaborik Gets a Hat Trick and is All-Star Game MVP
Week 16: Gaborik Burns Bruins With 3.6 Seconds to Go in OT
Week 15: Stepan Wins OT Shootout in Sixth Round vs. Phoenix
Week 14: Lundqvist Stops Briere Classic Penalty-Shot Atttempt
Week 13: Del Zotto Move Frees Up Hagelin for Goal vs. Isles
Week 12: Dubinsky's End-to-End Rush for Goal vs. Islanders
Week 11: Richards Wins It With 0.1 Second Left at Phoenix
Week 10: Callahan Grinds Out a Shorthanded Goal at Buffalo
Week 9: Stepan Gets Game-Winner with 3:19 to go at Tampa
Week 8: Hagelin Gets First NHL Goal vs. Flyers at The Garden
Week 7: Richards Sinks Islanders with 4:55 Left in the Third
Week 6: Avery Burns Hurricanes for First of Season at Garden
Week 5: Gaborik Dazzles With Shootout Winner vs. Ducks
Week 4: Callahan Breaks 1-1 Tie in Third Period at Winnipeg
Week 3: McDonagh Wins Game with 1.5 Seconds Left in OT
Week 2: Prust Gets First of Season on Wraparound vs. Isles
Week 1: Richards' First as a Ranger Forces OT in Stockholm