PRAGUE -- Artem Anisimov
got the Rangers on the board with 14:15 to play in the second period, giving them a 1-0 lead over Sparta Prague.
Anisimov scored from the slot with a backhander off a feed from Tim Erixon
. Brandon Dubinsky
started the play with a sharp diagonal pass from the right circle down to the goal line for Erixon.
Sparta's defense shifted and goalie Tomas Popperle
went to the near post. Erixon recognized and found Anisimov, who settled puck and shot it into the open net.
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