At 13:23 of the second period on Thursday night, New York Rangers forward Artem Anisimov scored an easy goal into a gaping Tampa net after receiving a pass form Michael Del Zotto. Yet despite the ease with which he scored, Anisimov decided to engage in a silly celebration.
The Rangers forward grabbed his stick like a rifle, dropped to one knee and fired at the Lightning goal.
The Lightning didn't appreciate the Anisimov's theatrics, as captain Vinny Lecavalier charged over to Anisimov, where he was met by a few Rangers. And that's when things really got interesting. Steve Downie, sitting on the boards at the Lightning bench, leaps onto the ice to join the melee.
I have to agree with the Lightning on this one. Moves like that are classless. Bet Don Cherry will wade in on this one and for once we will agree.