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Vladimir Tarasenko | Winger | #91

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 225
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (16) / STL
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Vladimir Tarasenko produced one goal and one assist in Wednesday's 5-2 win over Chicago.
Tarasenko scored his fifth goal in seven games and extended his point streak to three straight games. He has two goals and two helpers during that span. Oct 19 - 10:32 AM

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Vladimir Tarasenko scored a goal in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Tarasenko cut the deficit to 2-1 with under four minutes remaining in regulation, but that's as close as the Blues would come to tying the game. The Russian sniper finished the game with a plus-1 rating and three shots on goal in 19:51 of ice time. Tarasenko now has four goals and two assists in six games this season.
Oct 14 - 11:02 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko netted a pair of goals in Monday afternoon's 3-2 shootout win over the Islanders.

Tarasenko gave the Blues a 2-0 lead in the second period with his second and third goals of the season. He also scored in the shootout. Tarasenko has four points (three goals, one assist) in three matches this year.
Oct 9 - 4:38 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko found the back of the net in St. Louis' 4-2 win against Dallas on Saturday.

Tarasenko also had an assist in the Blues' season opener on Wednesday. He's reached the 70-point milestone in each of his last three campaigns and should be able to do it again in 2017-18.
Oct 8 - 7:05 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored a goal in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

This game was played in Kansas City. This contest was tied at two late in the game, but Minnesota's Charlie Coyle netted the game-winning goal with just over four seconds remaining. Tarasenko has filled the net during the preseason, and that should continue into the regular season. He's scored at least 37 goals in each of the last three seasons. He's a must-own in all fantasy leagues.
Sep 28 - 10:52 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko’s hands looked as good as gold in Sunday night’s victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in pre-season action.

Tarasenko notched a goal in the game, his third in two pre-season contests. He’s averaged 38 goals in each of the last three seasons, and certainly has the talent to break the 40-goal plateau this season.
Sep 24 - 10:43 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored a pair of goals in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Tarasenko has scored 37, 40 and 39 goals over the last three years, so he's a pretty safe bet to be in that range again this year. The 25-year-old is one of the best snipers in the league, and although these two goals came in a preseason game, it's still encouraging to see him get off on the right foot.
Sep 20 - 11:39 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko arrived at Blues training camp in exceptional shape.

Tarasenko's fitness scores were off the charts and he looked trimmer and faster than he did last season. That's a scary thing for the NHL's defensemen generally, as Tarasenko is already one of the most dangerous players in the league. Reporting to camp fit and healthy could result in a 85-90 point season.
Sep 16 - 12:39 PM

Blues GM Doug Armstrong said that Vladimir Tarasenko will not need off-season surgery.

That contradicts Team Russia head coach Oleg Znarok's claim that the St. Louis star would not play at the World Hockey Championship due to an injury that required surgery. Armstrong said every Blues player, including Tarasenko, who was suffering from injuries in the playoffs should be fully healed within six weeks.
Source: TSN.ca
May 9 - 2:53 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko will need surgery, according to Team Russian coach Oleg Znarok.

Znarok revealed that information in response to a question about Tarasenko's availability for the 2017 World Championship. No information has been released about Tarasenko's health yet, so we'll have to wait for further details.
May 8 - 7:05 PM

After scoring two goals in Friday's 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators, Vladimir Tarasenko finds himself with 22 career postseason markers.

He passed former Blues Red Berensen and Brian Sutter to move into third in franchise history in that category. He got off to a slow start this postseason, but if last night's game is any indication, he's probably already turned the corner. "He’s really got his stick going now," teammate Jake Allen said. "He was a little frustrated with himself in the first series. He is a premier goal scorer. Not being able to score in the first few games was tough on him. He took it to heart. He’s been practicing really had the last couple of days, shooting pucks in practice, and it’s paying off." Expect Tarasenko to start scoring with a little more regularity between now and the end of the series. Game 3 will be played in Nashville on Sunday afternoon, with the series tied 1-1.
Apr 29 - 10:13 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored a pair of goals in Friday's 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators.

Tarasenko talked about being "better" in the second round than he was in the first, and he delivered a big performance tonight. His first goal, which was scored on the power play, tied the game at one with 20 seconds remaining in the opening period. Then, with just under four minutes remaining, Tarasenko managed to net the game-winning goal. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating and six shots on goal in 22 minutes of ice time. Tarasenko now has three goals and two assists in seven playoff games. This best-of-seven series is tied 1-1 with Game 3 being played in Nashville on Sunday.
Apr 28 - 11:17 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko wants to be better in the second round of the playoffs.

"We always need to be better, especially now," Tarasenko said. "It's always nice when you have space to grow and that's what we want to do as a team, every one of us. So we will try to do it in the second round." He notched one goal and two assists in five games against the Wild in Round 1. Tarasenko has enjoyed plenty of success against Nashville in his career with 22 points, including 10 goals, in 24 contests.
Apr 26 - 3:40 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko was named a finalist for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy on Sunday.

The trophy "is an annual award given to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability." It is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. A member of the Blues has taken home the Lady Byng three times in franchise history; Phil Goyette in 1970, Brett Hull in 1990, and Pavol Demitra in 2000.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 23 - 7:44 PM

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.
Apr 23 - 10:50 AM

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C1Paul Stastny
2Brayden Schenn
3Patrik Berglund
4Oskar Sundqvist
5Kyle Brodziak
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Vladimir Sobotka
4Magnus Paajarvi
5Robby Fabbri
6Zach Sanford
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2Dmitrij Jaskin
3Chris Thorburn
D1Alex Pietrangelo
2Colton Parayko
3Joel Edmundson
4Jay Bouwmeester
5Carl Gunnarsson
6Robert Bortuzzo
7Vince Dunn
8Nate Prosser
G1Jake Allen
2Carter Hutton