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Vladimir Tarasenko | Winger

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 219
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The St. Louis Blues now have seven players with 10 goals or more this season.
Vladimir Tarasenko leads the team in that category with 31 but David Backes (20), Jaden Schwartz (20), Alexander Steen (19), T.J. Oshie (17), Paul Stastny (11) and Dmitrij Jaskin (10) have all hit double-digit goal totals this year. The Blues have a very balanced attack which they hope will be useful come playoff time. Mar 1 - 11:14 AM

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Vladimir Tarasenko registered two assists in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Pittsburgh.

Both of St. Louis' goals came in the third period with the team trailing 4-0. Tarasenko picked up the secondary assists on both Dmitrij Jaskin's ninth goal and Ian Cole's fourth goal of the season. Tarasenko has four points in his last two games and has an overall stat line of 31 goals and 59 points in 59 games.
Feb 22 - 11:29 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko became the youngest player in 23 years to score 30 goals for the Blues.

At 23-years-old (and 65 days) Tarasenko is the youngest 30-goal scorer the franchise has had since Brendan Shanahan did it in 1992-93. Shanahan also accomplished the feat but he did it when he was two days younger than Tarasenko.
Feb 21 - 10:04 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals in Friday's 5-1 win over Boston.

The Blues were down 1-0 after one period and they only managed to take three shots in that frame. St. Louis came out with a lot more jump in the second period as they scored three goals on their first three shots in the period. Tarasenko extended St. Louis' lead to 4-1 and 5-1 in the game. The 23-year-old has 31 goals and 57 points in 58 games this season. Petteri Lindbohm, Alex Pietrangelo and T.J. Oshie also chipped in offensively for the Blues.
Feb 20 - 10:44 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored a goal in St. Louis' 4-2 loss to Chicago on Sunday afternoon.

The 23-year-old is having a fine season offensively for St. Louis. 2014-15 has been Tarasenko's coming out party in the NHL. The young Russian now has 28 goals and 53 points in 53 games this season. There's a real chance that Tarasenko could finish the season on a point-per-game pace. The game was tied at two going into the third period, but the Blues never held the lead in this game.
Feb 8 - 3:19 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored his 27th goal of the season on Thursday night, his third straight game with at least a point.

The 23-year-old has 52 points so far in his impressive season. His three straight games with a tally bump his up to fourth place in league goals. Tarasenko notched the insurance marker in St. Louis' 3-0 win over Buffalo.
Feb 5 - 10:52 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko registered his 26th goal in Wednesday's 2-1 overtime win over Tampa Bay.

He scored with 3:10 remaining in the third period to force overtime, where his linemate Jaden Schwartz won the game just 1:16 into the extra session. Tarasenko has two goals and two assists in his past four outings. He has 51 points in 50 games.
Feb 4 - 3:27 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko and Kevin Shattenkirk will represent the St. Louis Blues at the NHL All-Star game.

Shattenkirk has seven goals, 37 points and a plus-18 rating in 42 games this season. Tarasenko is having an incredible breakout season. The 23-year-old has 23 goals, 44 points and a plus-23 rating in 42 games this season. The offensive totals are already career-high's for Tarasenko.
Jan 11 - 12:19 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko potted a goal for the Blues in their 5-4 shootout win over the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

The first-time All-Star ended a five-game goal skid with his 23rd of the season. Tarasenko’s goal at 6:46 of the third period knotted the game up at four. He now has 44 points as well, and there’s no sign this is going to stop in the second half. Jaden Schwartz, Alexander Steen and Patrik Berglund recorded the other goals. Alex Pietrangelo and David Backes chipped in with two assists apiece.

The NHL will anounce the balance of the All-Star teams Saturday at 5:00 pm EST.

The starters were voted in by the fans but the balance of the players will be added by the coaching staff and Vladimir Tarasenko is a virtual lock to play in the game. Stay tuned for the announcement. It is always interesting to see what controversies develop over who is selected to particiapte and who is left off.
Jan 10 - 2:01 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored his 22nd goal of the season in a 3-0 win over Colorado on Monday night.

He set a new career high for goals in the process and he's unlikely to slow down any time soon. Tarasenko ranks third in the league with 22 goals and he's three behind Tyler Seguin for the NHL lead.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 10:54:00 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko missed Sunday's practice for maintenance.

Coach Ken Hitchcock is "pretty confident" that Tarasenko will play Monday night versus Colorado. Feel free to keep him active.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 10:18:00 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko is not participating in the Blues' practice Sunday morning.

We don't know if this is just a day off for maintenance or whether Tarasenko has some sort of injury. If we find out more we will pass it along.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 02:21:00 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko and the Blues were held without a goal in Tuesday's 5-0 defeat at the hands of the Avalanche.

Tarasenko has followed up a seven game point streak by being shut out in back-to-back contests. His breakout season has been a thing of beauty thus far and there's no reason think it won't continue.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 01:48:00 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko continued his breakout season Tuesday as he registered a hat trick and added an assist in the Blues' 5-2 win over Los Angeles.

Tarasenko's four points bring his season total to 36 and place him just two off the NHL lead. Jaden Schwartz and Alexander Steen also found the back of the net for the Blues in the come-from-behind win.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 12:10:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Backes
2Paul Stastny
3Olli Jokinen
4Jori Lehtera
5Patrik Berglund
6Marcel Goc
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Steve Ott
4John McCarthy
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2T.J. Oshie
3Dmitrij Jaskin
4Chris Porter
5Ryan Reaves
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Zbynek Michalek
5Carl Gunnarsson
6Barret Jackman
7Chris Butler
8Robert Bortuzzo
9Petteri Lindbohm
G1Brian Elliott
2Jake Allen