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Second City Hockey May 14, 2018
2018 World Championship schedule: May 14

2018 World Championship schedule: May 14

Here’s your place to discuss all the action. Chicago Blackhawks will have two players and a prospect in action Monday at the World Championship in Denmark. All three will be in the same game as Tomas Jurco (Slovakia) will face off against Artem Anisimov and prospect Maxim Shalunov (Russia). Anisimov leads the trio with six points (two goals, four assists), while Shalunov has four points (two goals, two assists) and Jurco two goals. Russia is in second place in Group A with 13 points — four points back of Sweden, who can clinch the top spot in the group with a win by Slovakia. Sweden and...
Second City Hockey May 11, 2018
What is Artem Anisimov’s future in Chicago?

What is Artem Anisimov’s future in Chicago?

Will the 6-foot-4 center be back in Chicago next season? Did you know that Artem Anisimov led the 2017-18 Chicago Blackhawks with 11 power play goals? That’s almost double the No. 2 person on that list: Alex DeBrincat, who had six. Anisimov also had one of the team’s five shorthanded goals this season. Anisimov seemed to be at his best on special teams. But at 5-on-5 play, things didn’t go quite as well for the Russian center. And that’s what makes his future with the team worth a deeper look. He scored 20 goals while playing in 72 games, the third straight 20-goal season for...
Second City Hockey May 7, 2018
2018 Worlds schedule: May 7

2018 Worlds schedule: May 7

Here’s your place to discuss all the action. Seven Chicago Blackhawks players and one prospect will be in action Monday at the World Championship. The first set of the games is highlighted by the United States (Alex DeBrincat, Patrick Kane, Connor Murphy and Jordan Oesterle) against Germany (Dominik Kahun). Kane had an assist in U.S.’ 4-0 over Denmark on Saturday. Germany enters the game after a 5-4 shooutout win to Norway. Artem Anisimov and Maxim Shalunov will suit up for Russia against Belarus. Anisimov had a goal, an assist and won 9 of 11 faceoffs in Russia’s 7-0 win over...
Second City Hockey May 6, 2018
2018 Worlds schedule: May 6

2018 Worlds schedule: May 6

Here’s your place to discuss all the action. The second day of the preliminary round at the World Championship with feature three Chicago Blackhawks players and two prospects. In Group A, Artem Anisimov and prospect Maxim Shalunov will start the day for Russia against Austria. Both players scored in Russia’s 7-0 victory over France on Friday. Austria is coming off a 3-2 overtime loss to Switzerland on Saturday. In the second slot of games, defenseman Erik Gustafsson and Sweden take on Czech Republic. Gustafsson had four shots on goal in 13 minutes, 47 seconds of ice time in Sweden’s...
Second City Hockey May 4, 2018
Kane, Oesterle, DeBrincat tally assists as Team USA beats Canada 5-4

Kane, Oesterle, DeBrincat tally assists as Team USA beats Canada 5-4

Artem Anisimov and Maxim Shalunov scored for Russia in a 7-0 win over France USA Hockey opened tournament play at the 2018 IIHF Men’s World Championship in Denmark against its biggest rival: Canada. The Americans needed a shootout to do it, but they knocked off Canada 5-4 in the game. The Chicago Blackhawks playing for Team USA were well-represented on the scoresheet. Alex DeBrincat picked up a secondary assist on Anders Lee’s first period goal, which made it a 2-1 lead for Canada late in the first period. Dylan Larkin tied things up early in the second period, with a secondary assist...
Second City Hockey Apr 30, 2018
Anisimov will play for Russia at 2018 Worlds, per report

Anisimov will play for Russia at 2018 Worlds, per report

Prospect Maxim Shalunov “may” play, too. Chicago Blackhawks forward Artem Anisimov will play for Russia at next month’s World Championship, reports Scott Powers of The Athletic. Powers adds that prospect Maxim Shalunov may join the team as well. The tournament is from May 4-20 in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark. Anisimov is coming off his third straight 20-goal season. The 29-year-old has scored 20, 22 and 20 goals in each of his three seasons with the Blackhawks. He scored 31 points (20 goals, 31 assists) last season. Anisimov played for Russia in the three Worlds tournaments prior...

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