Vladimir Tarasenko scored his first goal of the 2017 playoffs in the Blues' 4-3 overtime win against Minnesota in Game 5 on Saturday.
With a goal and three points in five playoff games, Tarasenko's offensive contributions have been somewhat lackluster when measured against the extremely high bar set for him. The Blues won the series regardless though and will be looking for him to be a major contributor in round two against Nashville. Tarasenko will certainly have his work cut out for him as the Blues will be facing a red hot goaltender in Pekka Rinne.
Vladimir Sobotka recorded an assist in St. Louis' 4-3 overtime win against Minnesota in Game 5 on Saturday.
Sobotka finished the first round series with a goal and three points in five games. He played for the Blues on April 9 for the first time in roughly three years because he was with the KHL's Omsk Avangard. He had nine goals and 30 points in 41 KHL contests this season.
Paul Stastny found the back of the net in his return from a lower-body injury.
Stastny missed the Blues' first four playoff games, but he returned on Saturday to help the Blues eliminate Minnesota with a 4-3 overtime victory. Stastny logged 22:42 minutes of ice time in his return.
Alexander Steen found the back of the net in St. Louis' 4-3 overtime win against Minnesota on Saturday.
Steen had two goals and four points in the Blues' five-game first round series. His contributions were made all the more impressive by the fact that he was dealing with a foot injury that recently caused him to miss some practice time, but hasn't resulted in him missing a postseason contest.
Jaden Schwartz recorded two assists in St. Louis' 4-3 overtime win against Minnesota in Game 5 on Saturday.
Schwartz was a major contributor in St. Louis' first round series with two goals and five points in five games. He now has eight goals and 26 points in 43 career playoff contests. The Blues will naturally be looking for Schwartz to have another big series in the second round against Nashville.
Carl Hagelin (lower body) has been skating but not regularly of late.
Hagelin has been out of action since March 10 and the Penguins miss his presence and speed in the lineup during the playoffs. He had only six goals and 22 points in 61 games this season but was a big part of the Penguins run to the Stanley Cup last year. Consider him day-to-day.