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Vladimir Tarasenko | Winger | #91

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 219
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (16) / STL
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Vladimir Tarasenko scored the game-winning goal in Russia's 3-0 victory over Finland.
It was Tarasenko's second goal of the World Cup, unless you want to also count the marker he had against the Czech Republic in a pre-tournament exhibition contests. Ivan Telegin and Evgeni Malkin accounted for Russia's other two goals on Thursday. Sep 22 - 5:43 PM

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Vladimir Tarasenko was one of four goal scorers in Team Russia's 4-3 victory over Team North America in Group B World Cup action in Toronto Monday night.

The Russians trailed North America 1-0 after the first period but poured it on with four consecutive goals in a span of 6:14 in the second period. Tarasenko scored the fourth of those four goals. It was his first in this World Cup. Also picking up their first goals were Vladislov Namestnikov, Nikita Kucherov and Evgeny Kuznetsov. Russia is now 1-1-0 in the tournament.
Sep 19 - 11:29 PM

Don't be surprised to see Alex Steen, Vladimir Tarasenko and Paul Stastny play together in 2016-17.

Ken Hithcock said as much during an interview with the St. Louis Dispatch. Of course, we may have to wait before seeing the trio come together because Steen underwent off-season surgery and may not be ready for the start of the year. "We have a chance to load up the line, so when everybody is back (healthy), we will probably want to look at that combination," Hitchcock said. "The great chemistry that Schwartz and (Vladimir) Sobotka have allows us to do that." These three playing together would be great for their fantasy value.
Aug 15 - 12:20 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko is the new EA Sports cover boy for NHL '17.

The flashy winger with soft hands takes the torch from rival Jonathan Toews. "It's an incredible honor to represent my teammates and all the Blues fans around the world on the cover this year," Tarasenko said. "As a player, it's a big deal to be fan selected for something like the cover vote, and I'm excited to be involved in the game this year."
Source: NHL.com
Jun 23 - 8:28 PM

Blues GM Doug Armstrong doesn't have a problem with Vladimir Tarasenko.

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet told Sportsnet 960 in Calgary last week that there was speculation that some in the organization were not happy with Tarasenko. "I just heard about that recently. I've never felt that," Armstrong said. "He's a competitive player. He wants to win. When we signed him for eight years, he and I had a conversation about why he was signing here. ... Is he happy with the coach every day? I would doubt it. Is the coach happy with him every day? I would doubt it. But I'm not sure if in any sport everybody gets along every day. There's the respect level that at the end of the day, when the dust settles, it has to be there. I met with [Tarasenko] and I know that respect level is here."
May 31 - 6:11 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko felt he should've done more during the Western Conference Final.

"They played really tight and they backchecked so hard," Tarasenko said of the San Jose Sharks. "It's just experience. It was frustrating for me. I wish I could do better. I'm supposed to do better." He was held scoreless until the final nine minutes of the last game of the series when he scored two goals.
May 31 - 4:11 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko ended his drought in the Western Conference Final Wednesday night, but it didn't help the St. Louis Blues extend the series.

The Blues were subdued and eliminated in San Jose by the Sharks, who won the game 5-2 and the best-of-seven series 4-2. Tarasenko was unable to produce a point against the Sharks until Wednesday. He finished the postseason with nine goals and 15 points in 19 postseason games. But Wednesday's game was, in reality, all San Jose. The Sharks catapulted to a 4-0 lead before Tarasenko found the net at 11:39 of the third period. He scored again at 16:25 to cut the Sharks' lead to 4-2.
May 26 - 12:00 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko is still looking for his first point of the Western Conference Final.

The Blues have been blanked two times by the San Jose Sharks in the series, but Tarasenko hasn't hit the scoresheet in the games St. Louis has won either. "Sometimes you score, sometimes you don't," Tarasenko said. "You can't score every game. So, at the same time, you need to help your team. You can be a factor. That's what I try to do. I believe it's coming if you just don't think about it." He has generated seven goals and 13 points in 18 postseason games. Tarasenko will try to end his scoring drought in Game 5 on Monday night.
May 23 - 2:06 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko had six shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-0 loss to San Jose in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final.

No player had more shots on goal in the game, but the Blues still couldn't find a way to get a goal by Sharks goalie Martin Jones. Tarasenko finished the game with a minus-1 rating and two hits in 19:02 of ice time. The Blues and Sharks will head to San Jose with the series tied 1-1.
May 17 - 10:52 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko will play in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final on Tuesday night.

Tarasenko missed the morning skate because he was with his wife, who gave birth to the couple's first child. He has seven goals and 13 points for the Blues this postseason. We'd like to send our congratulations to the entire Tarasenko family.
May 17 - 7:37 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko (personal) didn't skate Tuesday morning, but the assumption is that he will be available to play in Game 2 versus San Jose.

He was at the hospital in the morning for the birth of his son. Tarasenko has recorded seven goals and 13 points in 15 contests during the playoffs. You should expect him to play Tuesday night.
May 17 - 12:43 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored an empty-net goal in Game 7.

The marker gave the Blues a 6-1 lead as they easily took the deciding game of the second-round series. Tarasenko had a goal taken back in the first period after it was ruled that he was offside on the entry. He has seven markers and 13 points in 14 games during the 2016 postseason.
May 12 - 9:27 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko had four shots on goal and an assist in Game 6 on Monday night versus Dallas.

He didn't have a point nor a shot on Saturday. Tarasenko was up to 20:44 of ice time in the Blues' 3-2 loss to the Stars on Monday.
May 10 - 10:41 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored his sixth goal of the postseason, but the Blues fell 3-2 in overtime to the Stars on Thursday night.

Tarasenko had a goal and an assist in Game 4, but Dallas came through in overtime to tie the series at two wins apiece. Tarasenko now has five points in his last two games after earning just one point in his previous five.
May 5 - 11:15 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored a goal and had two assists in the Blues' Game 3 explosion.

The Blues took a 2-1 series lead with a 6-1 win on Tuesday. The points snapped a three-game pointless streak for the Russian sniper. Tarasenko now has nine points (5G,4A) in 10 postseason games.
May 4 - 3:54 AM

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4David Perron
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