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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
Contract: view contract details

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Vladimir Tarasenko scored a pair of goals in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Tarasenko has scored 37, 40 and 39 goals over the last three years, so he's a pretty safe bet to be in that range again this year. The 25-year-old is one of the best snipers in the league, and although these two goals came in a preseason game, it's still encouraging to see him get off on the right foot. Sep 20 - 11:39 PM

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Vladimir Tarasenko arrived at Blues training camp in exceptional shape.

Tarasenko's fitness scores were off the charts and he looked trimmer and faster than he did last season. That's a scary thing for the NHL's defensemen generally, as Tarasenko is already one of the most dangerous players in the league. Reporting to camp fit and healthy could result in a 85-90 point season.
Sep 16 - 12:39 PM

Blues GM Doug Armstrong said that Vladimir Tarasenko will not need off-season surgery.

That contradicts Team Russia head coach Oleg Znarok's claim that the St. Louis star would not play at the World Hockey Championship due to an injury that required surgery. Armstrong said every Blues player, including Tarasenko, who was suffering from injuries in the playoffs should be fully healed within six weeks.
May 9 - 2:53 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko will need surgery, according to Team Russian coach Oleg Znarok.

Znarok revealed that information in response to a question about Tarasenko's availability for the 2017 World Championship. No information has been released about Tarasenko's health yet, so we'll have to wait for further details.
May 8 - 7:05 PM

After scoring two goals in Friday's 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators, Vladimir Tarasenko finds himself with 22 career postseason markers.

He passed former Blues Red Berensen and Brian Sutter to move into third in franchise history in that category. He got off to a slow start this postseason, but if last night's game is any indication, he's probably already turned the corner. "He’s really got his stick going now," teammate Jake Allen said. "He was a little frustrated with himself in the first series. He is a premier goal scorer. Not being able to score in the first few games was tough on him. He took it to heart. He’s been practicing really had the last couple of days, shooting pucks in practice, and it’s paying off." Expect Tarasenko to start scoring with a little more regularity between now and the end of the series. Game 3 will be played in Nashville on Sunday afternoon, with the series tied 1-1.
Apr 29 - 10:13 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored a pair of goals in Friday's 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators.

Tarasenko talked about being "better" in the second round than he was in the first, and he delivered a big performance tonight. His first goal, which was scored on the power play, tied the game at one with 20 seconds remaining in the opening period. Then, with just under four minutes remaining, Tarasenko managed to net the game-winning goal. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating and six shots on goal in 22 minutes of ice time. Tarasenko now has three goals and two assists in seven playoff games. This best-of-seven series is tied 1-1 with Game 3 being played in Nashville on Sunday.
Apr 28 - 11:17 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko wants to be better in the second round of the playoffs.

"We always need to be better, especially now," Tarasenko said. "It's always nice when you have space to grow and that's what we want to do as a team, every one of us. So we will try to do it in the second round." He notched one goal and two assists in five games against the Wild in Round 1. Tarasenko has enjoyed plenty of success against Nashville in his career with 22 points, including 10 goals, in 24 contests.
Apr 26 - 3:40 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko was named a finalist for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy on Sunday.

The trophy "is an annual award given to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability." It is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. A member of the Blues has taken home the Lady Byng three times in franchise history; Phil Goyette in 1970, Brett Hull in 1990, and Pavol Demitra in 2000.
Apr 23 - 7:44 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored his first goal of the 2017 playoffs in the Blues' 4-3 overtime win against Minnesota in Game 5 on Saturday.

With a goal and three points in five playoff games, Tarasenko's offensive contributions have been somewhat lackluster when measured against the extremely high bar set for him. The Blues won the series regardless though and will be looking for him to be a major contributor in round two against Nashville. Tarasenko will certainly have his work cut out for him as the Blues will be facing a red hot goaltender in Pekka Rinne.
Apr 23 - 10:50 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko will be looking for his first goal of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs in Game 5 on Saturday.

The Blues have found a way to grab a 3-1 series lead despite the fact that they've only scored seven goals in the series. It's impressive to think how good they'd be if they actually got production from their top goal scorer. The Russian winger 16 shots on goal and two assists in four playoff games. "There’s no question, we need our best players to play their best," Blues coach Mike Yeo said. "That’s not just in the playoffs, that’s any time. It’s certainly magnified right now. What we need from Vlady, from all our top players, is make sure we understand if we’re going to play well, if we’re going to beat these guys, then we have to be great defensively."
Apr 22 - 10:27 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko hasn't scored a goal yet in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

He has contributed two assists and he has been credited with 16 shots on target in St. Louis' first-round series against Minnesota. The Blues lead the series 3-1, but the Wild still have some fight left in them and a big game from Tarasenko could put his team into Round 2.
Apr 21 - 10:41 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko will enter the postseason on a three-game point streak.

He has two goals and three assists during that span. Tarasenko finished the regular season with 39 goals and 75 points in 82 matches. He has 19 goals and 26 points in 33 career postseason outings, so the Wild will focus on trying to shut him down. "This is going to be a real tough challenge for Vladi, let's be honest," coach Mike Yeo said. "They're going to really key on him, he's going to have tough matchups and it's going to be hard to get away from them, because they’re such a deep team."
Apr 10 - 10:47 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko got his 38th goal of the season Thursday night.

He also added an assist in a 6-3 win against Florida. Tarasenko has two games left to hit the 40-goal plateau for a second straight season. He leads the Blues in scoring with 72 points in 80 contests.
Apr 7 - 11:49 AM

Given the goal-scoring streak he's on, Vladimir Tarasenko is definitely surging towards his second straight 40-goal campaign.

Tarasenko scored his 37th goal of the season during Sunday's 4-1 win over the Predators. He has goals in three of his last four games and he has added two assists during that span.
Apr 2 - 7:40 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored the game winning goal in as the Blues beat the Coyotes 3-1 Wednesday night.

This was Tarasenko’s 36th goal of the season and his 69th point. The winger accumulated event more fantasy points on the strength of six shots on goal, which was matched in Wednesday’s contest by defenseman Alex Pietrangelo.
Mar 30 - 1:22 AM

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