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Vladimir Tarasenko | Winger | #91

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 219
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (16) / STL
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Vladimir Tarasenko scored his 28th goal of the season during Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Sabres.
The talented winger is now up to 56 points on the season through 59 games. He appears well on his way to his third straight 70+-point campaign. Feb 18 - 4:19 PM

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Vladimir Tarasenko believes the Blues have improved so much because they're playing for each other.

It's been quite a transformation since Mike Yeo took over as head coach. "We changed our strategy a little bit," Tarasenko said. "It’s not a question of (if Ken) Hitchcock was better or good or something like that — both coaches are great. But we didn’t play like we were supposed to do, we didn’t play 100 percent before. But now, I hope we find our game. Try to play more aggressive and the main part is play for each other. If one guy makes a mistake, you see how many guys are blocking shots, back checks and all this stuff. Play for each other every moment, every day and every game and go small steps. Our goal is the Stanley Cup, and that’s why we’re here."
Feb 18 - 11:14 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and a helper in a 4-3 victory versus Vancouver on Thursday.

He got his 28th assist of the season on a goal by Jori Lehtera and then added his 27th goal of the year in the third on a St. Louis power play. Tarasenko has pumped out five goals and one assist in the last eight games.
Feb 17 - 10:23 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's 2-1 OT win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

It took Tarasenko just 20 seconds to put the overtime period to bed. Jori Lehtera and Kevin Shattenkirk picked up the assists on the Russian's 26th goal of the 2016-17 season. Tarasenko has now found the back of the net three times in his last two contests. He has 26 goals and 27 assists in 55 games this season. He's currently on pace to score 39 goals. Patrik Berglund also scored for St. Louis.
Feb 9 - 11:36 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Ottawa Senators.

Tarasenko's first goal gave the Blues a 2-0 lead in the second period, while his other tally extended St. Louis' lead to 5-0 in the third frame. The Russian sniper finished the game with a plus-3 rating and four shots on goal in 17:06 of ice time. Tarasenko has 25 goals and 27 assists in 54 games this season. He's found the back of the net five times in his last six contests. Magnus Paajarvi, Patrik Berglund, Alexander Steen and Ivan Barbashev also scored for the Blues.
Feb 7 - 10:57 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko will play with Alexander Steen and Paul Stastny on Monday night.

The trio was together for the morning skate. Stastny has picked up 14 points in the last 15 games, while Tarasenko has bounced back from his goal slump with three markers in the last four matches.
Feb 6 - 2:30 PM

Blues head coach Mike Yeo said he's focused on working with Vladimir Tarasenko.

"I think there was many times in the game where I saw something I was very impressed with," Yeo said of Tarasenko's play. "It’s not a matter of when he comes back to the bench and he scores a goal, but when he’s adding on to his game and doing things as far, in terms of his leadership, that go unnoticed — his backcheck, the way he broke up the one play in the second period — those are things you want to make sure they understand and feel proud about those. Likewise if there’s something that’s not right, you want to correct it."
Feb 4 - 9:47 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko can't be held off the scoreboard.

The Tarasenkshow was in full display as he lit the lamp during the 10-3 Central division loss to the Pacific.
Jan 29 - 4:53 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko snapped his eight-game goalless drought in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

This was Tarasenko's first goal since Jan. 7. The Russian sniper tied the game at one at the 4:47 mark of the second frame. He finished the game with two shots on goal and three hits in 16:52 of ice time. Despite the prolonged slump, Tarasenko still has 21 goals and 47 points in 49 games this season.
Jan 26 - 10:54 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko hasn't scored a goal for eight straight games.

"My whole life, it frustrates me if the puck doesn't go in," Tarasenko said. "I think this year I've hit as many posts as I hit in my whole life. I mean post-and-out and crossbars. But as long as you look straight ahead of you and don't put your head down, as long as you work hard and help your team as much as you can, it will come back." He has three assists during his goal slump and 13 shots on target. Tarasenko will look to end his season-high drought against Minnesota Thursday night before the All-Star break.
Jan 26 - 9:48 AM

The Blues will put Vladimir Tarasenko on a line with Patrik Berglund and Robby Fabbri against the Jets on Saturday.

In an effort to get the Russian sniper going, head coach Ken Hitchcock is getting Tarasenko away from the slumping Jori Lehtera. Tarasenko hasn't found the back of the net in six consecutive games.
Jan 21 - 11:15 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko will take part in the NHL All-Star Game for a third straight year.

He was named to the Central Division's team on Tuesday. "It means I get a couple good days in LA with my family," he said. "Thanks for my teammates and the Blues organization for making it happen for me again." Tarasenko leads the Blues in scoring with 20 goals and 43 points in 41 games.
Jan 12 - 9:37 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored a goal in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Tarasenko's power play goal at the 7:27 mark of the second period gave the Blues a 2-1 lead at the time. Unfortunately for St. Louis, the 'Canes scored three consecutive goals to close out the game. Tarasenko has three goals in his last two contests, and he's up to 19 goals and 23 assists in 39 games in 2016-17.
Jan 5 - 11:30 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice to lift St. Louis to a 4-1 victory over Chicago in the Winter Classic.

Tarasenko's first goal proved to be the game winner, giving him four GWGs on 18 goals. Alexander Steen scored a goal and registered an assist for St. Louis. Patrik Berglund accounted for the Blues' other marker. Robby Fabbri registered two assists, giving him 25 points in 37 games.
Jan 2 - 4:16 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored his 16th goal of the season during the Blues' 3-2 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers in St. Louis Monday night.

The flashy right winger gave the Blues a 2-1 lead at 12:17 of the first period. Kyle Brodziak gave the Blues a 1-0 lead with his fifth goal of the season at 4:20.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 11:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Paul Stastny
2Patrik Berglund
3Jori Lehtera
4Kyle Brodziak
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Robby Fabbri
4David Perron
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2Dmitrij Jaskin
3Nail Yakupov
4Scottie Upshall
5Ryan Reaves
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Colton Parayko
4Jay Bouwmeester
5Joel Edmundson
6Carl Gunnarsson
7Robert Bortuzzo
G1Jake Allen
2Carter Hutton