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08-07-2011, 11:19 PM
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C - Vyacheslav Anisin

Originally Posted by International Hockey Legends
Vyacheslav Anisin was by most accounts a "typical Soviet center." He was very solid offensive player who specialized in orchestrating beautiful plays rather than finishing them off. He had incredible balance and was very hard to knock off of the puck, despite his tiny size at just 5'9" and 168 pounds.

Anisin was the key player on the Soviets "Kid Line" that shocked Team Canada in game three of the 1972 Summit Series. As with most Soviet lines, the center is the key to every lines' success, even though it isn't often the "glamour position."

Anisin, who actually debuted in game 2 and unlike his linemates played in 7 out of 8 games (compared to just 3 for Bodunov and Lebedev), directly set up both Lebedev's and Bodunov's second period goals. Anisin's centering pass from the corner that set up Bodunov's tying goal was particularly brilliant.

Anisin also had a big impact in game five, which was the opening game in Moscow.. His goal, assisted by Yakushev and Yuri Liapkin, came in the third period with the Soviets down 4 to 1. His goal ignited an unthinkable comeback featuring four unanswered goals to give the Soviets an impressive 5-4 win. Anisin also set up Vladimir Shadrin's goal just 8 seconds after his own tally.
Originally Posted by Chidlovski
Anisin's line brought this overall unspectacular club the championship in 1974 and became the top scoring “troyka” of the season. A slick passer and skater, Anisin was a gifted playmaker setting up many goals by his crafty wings.
* USSR Gold: 1968, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
* WC Gold: 1973, 1974, 1975
* Scoring Leader in 1974
* RSL Statistics for 1972-1980: 319 Games, 131 Goals, 148 Assists, 279 Points
* WC Career Stats: 14 Goals, 16 Assists in 33 Games

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