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Anisimov, Sanguinetti show off their skills

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
A pair of Rangers prospects helped the PlanetUSA team of All-Stars beat the Canadian All-Stars in the 2009 AHL Skills Competition on Sunday night in Worcester, Mass.


Artem Anisimov
Center Artem Anisimov and defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti, who will both skate for the PlanetUSA squad in Monday’s AHL All-Star Game, were part of a Skills team that won the overall event by an 18-12 score.

Anisimov competed in the Rapid Fire event and the Breakaway Relay, which capped off the evening. Anisimov scored on 3-of-5 shots in the Rapid Fire, helping his PlanetUSA goalies secure the points for by making more saves against the Canadian team.

Anisimov was one of only two players to score three times in the Rapid Fire event. All three of his goals came against Mike Brodeur, a goaltender who attended the Rangers’ training camp last fall.

Bobby Sanguinetti
In the Breakaway Relay, Anisimov went 1-for-2, scoring in the first round before being stopped in the second. PlanetUSA lost the Breakaway Relay, but dominated enough other events to secure the title.

Sanguinetti took part in the Hardest Shot competition, registering a shot of 93.2 mph to finish fifth among the eight participants. Worcester’s Derek Joslin won the Hardest Shot title with a blast of 98.6 mph.

Sanguinetti and Anisimov, the Rangers’ top two picks in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and Vancouver, will be representing the Hartford Wolf Pack in the AHL All-Star Game, which begins at 7 p.m. ET on Monday night.

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