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ST. LOUIS -- The lockout forced Vladimir Tarasenko to delay his NHL debut with the St. Louis Blues, but it turned out to be worth the wait. The 20-year-old Tarasenko, who had been playing in his native Russia during the lockout, scored the first two goals of his NHL career Saturday night -- on his first two shots -- to lead the Blues to a 6-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Tarasenko scored 13 minutes into the first period and added a power-play goal just 29 seconds into the second period as the Blues pounded Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard. The Blues outshot the Red Wings 27-7 in the first two periods, including 17-2 in the opening period, in building a commanding 4-0 lead. For the game, the Blues outshot the Red Wings 36 to 14. Tarasenko had an easier time with the Red Wings than he did with the media after the game in trying to explain what his first game was like through very limited English skills. "It was like a dream," was about all Tarasenko was able to say...
BEST OF MAXIM
If you're not a fan of the St. Louis Blues, or if you're not a hockey fan that pours over each and every NHL roster, you might not have heard of Vladimir Tarasenko until after he scored two beautiful goals in his first NHL game. In fact, if you weren't able to catch up on your NHL highlights, you still might be in the dark about this talented young Russian.
The St. Louis Blues opened the season on Saturday night with an impressive 6-0 shutout of the Detroit Red Wings thanks in part to spectacular goals by rookie sensation Vladimir Tarasenko.
Tarasenko got the Blues scoring off on the right in the first period after taking a long pass from Ian Cole to beat Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard. It was a fantastic play as the Russian rookie...
My 3 Stars of the Game:
1. Vladimir Tarasenko, STL. âNuff said.
2. T.J. Oshie, STL. SHG, a pair of assists, a few other good set-ups, threw his body around, â¦ you know, nothing major - just a typical game from him.
3. Chris Stewart, STL. 2 PP goals. Welcome back, Stewie.
The good: just about everything.
-- Tarasenko. Yipe.
-- Tarasenkoâs first goal...
ST. LOUIS -- The lockout forced Vladimir Tarasenko to delay his NHL debut with the St. Louis Blues, but it turned out to be worth the wait. The 20-year-old Tarasenko, who had been playing in his native Russia during the lockout, scored the first two goals of his NHL career Saturday night -- on his first two shots -- to lead the Blues to a 6-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings...
The season opener is in the books and the Red Wings played like trash. The Blues came to play and the Red Wings were completely unprepared. Sad.
The defense was a big letdown. Quincey in particular had a bad night. Blues rookie Vladimir Tarasenko
humiliated him over and over again. It’s not all on Quincey, though. Not by a long shot...
Rookie Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice in his NHL debut and Chris Stewart also had a pair of goals Saturday night to help the St. Louis Blues manhandle the Detroit Red Wings in a 6-0 rout.
Blues coach Ken Hitchcock, general manager Doug Armstrong and goalies Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott posed at center ice with postseason trophies earned from last season's Central Division...
from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,
- You can see why St. Louis was so determined to make sure Vladimir Tarasenko was here once the lockout ended. He looked ridiculous against the Detroit Red Wings in the opener. At 21, he's a little older than your average rookie and that extra experience could be a huge benefit to a legit Stanley Cup contender. If the Blues needed anything...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rookie Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice in his NHL debut and Chris Stewart also had a pair of goals to help the St. Louis Blues manhandle the Detroit Red Wings 6-0 in their season opener Saturday night.
Coach Ken Hitchcock, general manager Doug Armstrong and goalies Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott posed at center ice with postseason trophies earned from last season...
Another shootout loss goes in the books for the Nashville Predators as two games into the season, they have lost in the shootout twice. The St. Louis Blues get another win as Vladimir Tarasenko shows his skills to the city of Nashville. It was a much better played game by the Predators as the rust and sloppiness is now out of the equation. “Today was a man’s game, Saturday was...
The St. Louis Blues traveled to Nashville to take on the Predators on Monday evening and were able to pick up their second victory of the season thanks to a pair of shootout goals by T.J. Oshie and Alex Steen to win 4-3.
Both teams entered the game with very different attitudes regarding their respective season openers. The Blues were impressive in their season opening victory...
My 3 Stars of the Game
1. Vladimir Tarasenko, STL. A goal and 2 assists, and generally wreaking havoc offensively and forcing the Predators to pay extra attention to him as the game went on. For anyone still doubting, maybe that first game wasnât a fluke.
2. Patrick Hornqvist, NSH. Also with a goal and 2 assists, and was also involved in a couple other stellar chances...