Ales Kotalik, who signed a three-year, $9 million free agent contract during the offseason, and AHL All-Star P.A. Parenteau also had a goal and an assist for the Rangers, who got two assists from veteran Vinny Prospal, another free agent signee.
The 21-year-old Anisimov's second two-point game in as many days featured a highlight one-man effort that capped a three-goal first period against Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas, who was making his preseason debut.
Anisimov's second two-point game in as many days featured a highlight one-man effort that capped a three-goal first period against Tim Thomas. The Vezina Trophy winner gave up the five goals on 19 shots in his preseason debut.
Kotalik opened the scoring with a power-play goal and assisted on Enver Lisin's second-period goal, while Parenteau assisted on Anisimov's goal and then closed the scoring with a late goal. Sean Avery also scored for the Rangers while Marc Savard and Zach Hamill scored for the Bruins.
Thomas went all the way, yielding five goals on 19 shots.
Stephen Valiquette and Chad Johnson split time in the Rangers' goal, with Valiquette giving up the two goals on 14 shots. Johnson stopped 12 shots.
The game was played the day after the Bruins shipped restricted free agent Phil Kessel to Toronto for three high draft picks.
|PPG - Ales Kotalik (1) Snap shot - ASST: Michael Del Zotto (1), Vinny Prospal (1)|
3 - 1 NYR
|Sean Avery (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE|
2 - 0 NYR
|Marc Savard (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Milan Lucic (1), Drew Fata (1)|
2 - 1 NYR
|SHG - Artem Anisimov (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (1)|
3 - 1 NYR
|Enver Lisin (1) Tip-in - ASST: Vinny Prospal (2), Ales Kotalik (1)|
4 - 2 NYR
|Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (1) Snap shot - ASST: Dane Byers (1), Artem Anisimov (1)|
5 - 2 NYR
|Power Play %||16.8%||17.8%|
|% on Road||17.2%||14.7%|
|% at Home||16.4%||21.2%|