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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 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

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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

Vladimir Tarasenko scored in Friday's 3-2 loss in Game 2 against Chicago.

Tarasenko opened the scoring at the 15:20 mark of the first period, but the Hawks responded by scoring three unanswered goals. Jaden Schwartz and Jori Lehtera assisted on Tarasenko's goal. Tarasenko appeared to score the go-ahead goal with under eight minutes remaining in the game, but after a coach's challenge, the goal was called off because Lehtera was deemed off-side on the play. The series now shifts to Chicago for Game 3 on Sunday afternoon. These two teams split the first two games of the best-of-seven series.
Apr 15 - 11:00 PM

Shutting down Vladimir Tarasenko will be a point of emphasis for Chicago when the Blues and Blackhawks begin their first-round playoff series on Wednesday.

The 40-goal scorer tallied five goals and added two assists in five outings versus Chicago during the regular season. Tarasenko has racked up 10 goals and one assist in his last 12 playoff games. His teammates need to back him up on the scoresheet and it will improve the Blues' chances of advancing in the postseason.
Apr 13 - 9:37 AM

For the fourth straight season, Vladimir Tarasenko raised his goal and point total.

This time he tops off at 40 goals and 74 points through 80 games. The sky, as they say, is the limit for the 24-year-old.
Apr 10 - 1:24 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko only needed one goal on Thursday night to eclipse his career high, but he scored twice for good measure.

The second goal was the overtime winner as the Blues took a huge extra point from their division rivals Chicago. Tarasenko now has 39 goals and 73 points in 79 games this season.
Apr 8 - 1:39 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko produced a goal and an assist in Monday's 5-2 win over Arizona.

He recorded his 37th goal and 34th helper of 2015-16 to give him 71 points in 78 games. Tarasenko extended his current point streak to six straight games on Monday.
Apr 5 - 12:23 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

Avalanche defenseman Chris Bigras coughed up the puck to Tarasenko, who ripped it by Semyon Varlamov. The goal extended St. Louis' lead to 3-1 in the second period. Tarasenko has 36 goals and 66 points in 75 games this season. David Backes and Troy Brouwer also found the back of the net in the game.
Mar 29 - 11:32 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko's goal against the Canucks was the 100th of his NHL career.

It took the Blues forward 250 games to reach that milestone. "Really better feeling because we win today," Tarasenko said. "Thanks to my teammates to make reach this 100 and hopefully more to come."
Mar 20 - 11:33 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko notched a goal in the Blues’ 3-0 win against the Canucks on Saturday night.

Tarasenko’s marker came at 11:54 of the third period, the team’s second goal of the game. Most noteworthy was the eight shots he got on net. He has eight points over his past six games. With 34 goals and 63 points, he has a chance of matching his career highs — 37 goals, 73 points. Jaden Schwartz had an empty-net goal and an assist, while Troy Brouwer picked up the other goal. Paul Stastny had two assists.
Mar 20 - 12:49 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko has captured the first star of the week honor.

He produced three goals and three assists in three games. Tarasenko closed out the week with a pair of multi-point outings to help run the Blues' winning streak to six straight wins. He has 61 points in 68 games this season.
Mar 14 - 6:04 PM

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