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Many NHL players have been able to skate to the bench and laugh about their “welcome to the NHL” moment, but Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko wasn’t laughing when he received his. On Wednesday night, Tarasenko was upended by Colorado’s Mark Olver during the third period of the Avalanche-Blues game. The hit was clean (some argue a tad late), but it sent the 21-year-old Russian to a scary place: La-La Land. The former first-rounder stayed down after the hit and cameras caught blood coming from his mouth and his eyes rolling into the back of his head. After a few moment of attention from the trainer, he skated off the ice on his own power. Check out the hit below.
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In the first video, NHL Tonight says Tarasenko was blindsided by the hit.
In the 2nd video below, John Forslund and Brian Engblom with their call and opinion of the hit.
What do you think and there was no penalty on the play.
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Or else he won't last long in the NHL. Consider this a lesson learned.
What a hit by former Northern Michigan Wildcat and current Avalanche forward Mark Olver on Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko. From the looks of it, it appears that Tarasenko is knocked a little woozy. There was no penalty called on the play.
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