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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
Contract: view contract details

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Vladimir Tarasenko scored first, but did not receive any offensive help in the St Louis Blues 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday night.
After a scoreless first period, Tarasenko scored at the 10:23 minute mark of the second. He now has four goals in four games this season, which makes him an easy choice on fantasy rosters. Last year, Tarasenko averaged one goal in every two games for a total of 40. Oct 19 - 1:51 AM

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Vladimir Tarasenko scored the first goal of the night and assisted in the game winner in the St Louis Blues 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers.

Tarasenko put this first point on the board barely 1:13 minutes into the first period with an assist from Colton Parayko. Alex Pietrangelo scored the game winner during a power play at the 2:28 minute mark of the third with an assist from Paul Stastny and Tarasenko. His three goals so far this season have been a big part of the reason the Blues are undefeated through three games. More importantly, Tarasenko is banking a ton of fantasy points.
Oct 15 - 11:56 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals and added an assist in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

This was a rematch of last year's first round matchup in the postseason, which the Blues won. Tarasenko got on the board with a power play goal late in the second period to tie the game 2-2. His second goal of the game was scored into an empty net and gave his team a 4-2 lead. The 24-year-old scored 40 goals last season and don't be surprised if he surpasses that number this season. He's one of the best pure snipers in the NHL right now. Kevin Shattenkirk, Paul Stastny and Scottie Upshall also scored for the Blues.
Oct 12 - 10:48 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko blasted the first goal in the St Louis Blues 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. It came at the 6:53 minute mark of the first period.

This was an example of the importance of the faceoff. Jori Lehtera snagged the puck from Dennis Rasmussen and fed it to Tarasenko who unhesitantly slapped a shot at the net. Tarasenko also has an assist in the third period game winner by Alex Pietrangelo.
Oct 8 - 10:41 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko found the back of the net in Wednesday's 4-2 preseason loss to the Washington Capitals.

This was Tarasenko's first game of the preseason, as the Blues gave him a bit of a break because he played for Russia at the World Cup. It took Tarasenko just 11:05 to get his first goal of the preseason. The 24-year-old scored 40 goals last season and he should finish with a similar total in 2016-17. He's one of the premiere snipers in the NHL.
Oct 5 - 10:48 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko rejoined the Blues for Thursday's practice.

Tarasenko had been representing Russia in the World Cup. Now that he's back with the team, he practiced with his normal linemates of Jori Lehtera and Jaden Schwartz. Unfortunately, Schwartz sustained an injury during the practice that will sideline him for a couple days, so the STL line will be broken up again for a little bit.
Sep 29 - 2:54 PM

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

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."
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Paul Stastny
2Jori Lehtera
3Patrik Berglund
4Kyle Brodziak
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Robby Fabbri
4David Perron
5Magnus Paajarvi
6Ty Rattie
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