Originally written on STLSportsMinute  |  Last updated 10/22/14

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Vladimir Tarasenko, drafted 16th overall by the St. Louis Blues, poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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 lifted the stick of Red Wings defender and then quickly attacked the net with a wicked shot that went over Howard's shoulder. Tarasenko was not done there and his second goal was even more spectacular.  Check out it our for yourself. Related articles St. Louis Blues: Vladimir Tarasenko must be brought along carefully St. Louis Blues: Jaden Schwartz could give the Blues two impact rookies St. Louis Blues: 5,500 fans show up to watch team's first practice Wiber: Blues might contend for Stanley Cup now that NHL lockout is over
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