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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 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

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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

Vladimir Tarasenko has had a fair amount of success against his second round opponent.

Tarasenko has had success in his career against Dallas, recording eight goals and 12 points in 14 career games. In 2015-16, he picked up two goals and four of those points in five games, including half of them in March. Tarasenko won't have to keep pace necessarily with Jamie Benn, but St. Louis sure wouldn't mind it.
Apr 28 - 11:02 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko logged just 14:31 of ice time in Game 7 against Chicago.

He saw nearly two minutes of that on the power play and he didn't pick up a point in the contest. Tarasenko had one great scoring chance from the high slot, which was gloved down by Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford. His ice time during the postseason has been a topic of conversation, but he hasn't been lacking in total shifts. Coach Ken Hitchcock said he likes using Tarasenko in short shifts, but playing a star player for only 14:31 is a puzzling decision even though it ended up working out for the Blues.
Apr 26 - 3:23 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko potted a goal for the Blues, but it wasn’t enough as they fell 6-3 to the Blackhawks in Game 6 on Saturday night.

Tarasenko gave the Blues a two-goal lead (3-1) at 11:00 of the first period, but that was it for their offense as the Blackhawks took it too them in the second period and then protected the lead well in the third. It doesn’t matter the stage, Tarasenko will produce. He has four goals and six points in the playoffs; that gives him 14 goals in 19 career playoff games. Alex Pietrangelo and Scottie Upshall each scored, too.
Apr 23 - 11:14 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and added an assist in St. Louis' 4-3 win over Chicago on Tuesday.

If Tarasenko hadn't officially "arrived" as one of the game's top stars, he has now with this series. After scoring the first goal of the game, Tarasenko tied it at later at 17:31 with his third goal of the series and 13th in 17 career games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Jayden Swartz and Alexander Steen each scored third period goals for the Blues who have the Blackhawks on the brink of elimination.
Apr 20 - 2:52 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko collected his first assist of the postseason during Sunday's 3-2 Game 3 win over Chicago.

Tarasenko also posted seven shots in the game, giving him a dozen shots on net through three games. Be that as it may, he has just one goal and two points thus far.
Apr 17 - 6:56 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko has found the back of the net 11 times in 15 career playoff games.

His .733 goals-per-game in the playoffs is the highest in franchise history for a player who's played at least 15 games. Tarasenko could have had another goal on Friday night, but it was called back after review. The Blues need Tarasenko to keep producing if they want to knock off the defending Stanley Cup champions in the first round.
Apr 17 - 10:42 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Backes
2Paul Stastny
3Jori Lehtera
4Kyle Brodziak
5Ivan Barbashev
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Robby Fabbri
4Magnus Paajarvi
5Steve Ott
6Ty Rattie
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2Troy Brouwer
3Dmitrij Jaskin
4Scottie Upshall
5Patrik Berglund
6Ryan Reaves
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Colton Parayko
5Joel Edmundson
6Carl Gunnarsson
7Robert Bortuzzo
8Chris Butler
9Peter Harrold
10Petteri Lindbohm
11Jordan Schmaltz
G1Brian Elliott
2Jake Allen
3Jordan Binnington
4Anders Nilsson