ST. LOUIS -- Blues coach Ken Hitchcock issued a warning, of sorts, following his team's morning skate Tuesday.
Immediately after lauding the recent play of three of his team's Olympians -- forward Patrik Berglund and defensemen Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Pietrangelo -- the veteran coach cautioned that the Blues' other Olympians still weren't quite back to normal and...
With the Olympics and a 18-day break in the NHL schedule awaiting, the last thing the Blues wanted to do on Saturday was hang around.
But, playing their fourth consecutive overtime of a four-game homestand, with their travel plans on hold, the Blues defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 in an overtime-shootout in front of 19,052.
After a 3-3 tie and a scoreless overtime period, T. J....
ST. LOUIS -- Somewhere in the bowels of the Scottrade Center on Saturday afternoon, Blues goalie Brian Elliott and forward Vladimir Tarasenko had a brief conversation.
"Before the third period Tarasenko was next to me at the urinal and he was saying 'Keep going' and I said 'Go get one for me' and he did in the end," Elliott said.
Before long the Blues had...
T.J. Oshie and Vladimir Tarasenko scored in a shootout to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.
The crowd chanted ''USA! USA! as Oshie skated in on Al Montoya and beat him. Tarasenko then scored, giving the Blues the victory in their final game before the Olympic break.
Blues goalie Brian Elliott stopped Bryan Little and Andrew Ladd...
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ST. LOUIS -- To stay a step ahead of goaltenders, T.J. Oshie mixes up his shots in shootouts.
It worked Saturday, with Oshie and Vladimir Tarasenko scoring in the tiebreaker to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.
"I try to switch it up," Oshie said. "I know they watch video just like we do so I try to be unpredictable out there. I've...
After the Blues surrendered the lead to Nashville in the third period Saturday night at Scottrade Center, Vladimir Tarasenko skated up to goaltender Brian Elliott, gave him a tap and said a few words that could not be heard among the groaning of 19,358 fans.
Elliott, who earlier had given up a bad goal, had trouble, too, deciphering Tarasenko in his Russian accent.
“He said something...
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues might have found something special Saturday night against the visiting Nashville Predators.
It's just one night, of course, but the newly-created line of Vladimir Tarasenko, Derek Roy and Jaden Schwartz looks like a keeper. That trio provided a spark for the Blues as they earned a much-needed 4-3 shootout win at Scottrade Center.
Vladimir Tarasenko scored and added an assist in regulation, and then netted the deciding goal in the shootout to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
Brian Elliott, who has won 14 of his last 15 at home, stopped three of four shots in the shootout. Nashville fell to 1-7 in the tiebreaker.
Jaden Schwartz and David Backes also scored...
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February 01, 2014
ST. LOUIS -- After the St. Louis Blues let a two-goal lead get away, Vladimir Tarasenko made sure they skated off with a win.
Tarasenko scored and added an assist in regulation, and then netted the deciding goal in the shootout to lead the Blues to a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
Just seconds after Roman Josi gave the Predators a 3-2 lead at 7:33 of the...
ST. LOUIS -- Jaromir Jagr knew Vladimir Tarasenko was going to be something special when the two played against each other in the Kontinental Hockey League years ago.
"Of course, I remember him," the 41-year-old veteran New Jersey Devils forward said Tuesday, following the team's morning skate at Scottrade Center.
Jagr played for Avangard Omsk Region in Russia's...
The St. Louis Blues activated forward Maxim Lapierre from the injured list after he missed five games because of a lower-body injury.
Lapierre, injured late in the Jan. 10 game against the Vancouver Canucks, was in the lineup on Thursday night when the Blues visited the New York Rangers. To make room on the roster, forward Adam Cracknell was sent down to Chicago of the AHL.
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January 23, 2014
17:36 Los Angeles Jake Muzzin: 2 minutes, roughing
17:36 St. Louis Vladimir Tarasenko: 2 minutes, roughing
Then with 6 seconds left in the game, Chris Stewart wanted some revenge... Continue reading "Video- Did Jake Muzzin Target The Head?"
ST. LOUIS -- Welcome back, Jaroslav Halak.
The St. Louis Blues goaltender returned after missing five games and shut out the host Calgary Flames on Thursday night as five different Blues scored in a 5-0 victory at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Blues (31-7-5, 67 points), who have now won seven straight games, moved into a first-place tie atop the Western Conference's Central...
CALGARY, Alberta -- Jaroslav Halak made 33 saves for his 28th career shutout and third this season to lead the St. Louis Blues to their seventh straight victory with a 5-0 win over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.
Chris Stewart, Vladimir Sobotka, Ian Cole, Alex Pietrangelo and Vladimir Tarasenko each scored goal for St. Louis, which hasn't been defeated since losing in a...
Like I’ve said a few times, I’m usually cautious with young Russians. They tend to dominate overseas, come to the NHL over confident and get spanked. Well, Vladimir Tarasenko (1 G, 1 A, 2 SOG, +2) is a bit different, and he’s something special. Yet another weapon in the deep quiver of the St. Louis Blues, the 23 year old Russian winger has points in four straight with six points...
Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and an assist, and the St. Louis Blues won their season-high sixth straight game by beating the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Chris Stewart, Maxim Lapierre, David Backes and Patrick Berglund also scored for the Blues (30-7-5), who are 11-1-2 in their last 14 games. They are two points behind the Central Division-leading Chicago Blackhawks.
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January 08, 2014
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and an assist, and the St. Louis Blues won their season-high sixth straight game by beating the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Chris Stewart, Maxim Lapierre, David Backes and Patrick Berglund also scored for the Blues (30-7-5), who are 11-1-2 in their last 14 games. They are two points behind the Central Division-leading Chicago...
The St. Louis Blues crushed the LA Kings by a score of 5-0 on Thursday night. There were a ton of highlights from this lopsided victory, but one of the most memorable moments was Vladimir Tarasenko's goal. Specifically, the spinning celebration which followed Tarasenko's goal.
Great goal, Frank. Even better celebration.
Of course, there's going to be...
It's almost time to close the door on 2013. It's been a pretty interesting calendar year. We saw the lockout end, Vladimir Tarasenko make his debut and a ton of interesting transactions and stories throughout the past year.
Which were some of the best and most memorable stories from 2013?
As always, feel free to offer your own opinions in the comments section...
Look out T.J. Oshie: Vladimir Tarasenko is gunning for your shootout crown. During a thrilling shootout against the Chicago Blackhawks, Tarasenko was given the second opportunity for the Blues after Oshie buried his attempt.
Tarasenko's attempt barely crossed the line, but the way in which he did it - Forsberging - still has fans buzzing.
Vladimir Tarasenko and Patrik Berglund scored 1:17 apart late in regulation to tie it and Kevin Shattenkirk netted the deciding goal in the fifth round of a shootout to give the St. Louis Blues a 6-5 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.
Patrick Kane had a goal and assist in the Blackhawks' second three-goal first period in two nights and extended his point...
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December 29, 2013
Vladimir Tarasenko and Patrik Berglund scored 1:17 apart late in
regulation to tie it and Kevin Shattenkirk netted the deciding goal
in the fifth round of a shootout to give the St. Louis Blues a 6-5
victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.
Are you a fan of Vladimir Tarasenko? If for some reason the Russian forward isn't one of your favorite players on the roster, his quotes following the team's impressive comeback victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets may sway your opinion.
Shortly after the Blues completed their 4-3 OT victory, Tarasenko had some pretty telling statements about his and the team'...
ST. LOUIS --There have been glimpses early this season of the player Vladimir Tarasenko was expected to be for the St. Louis Blues.
Like the power-play goal he scored late in the first period Tuesday night to give the Blues a 2-1 lead over Buffalo in a game they won 4-1. There was a beautiful quick-strike, top-shelf goal against the Avalanche last week, which was preceded by fast...
Brenden Morrow scored twice and the St. Louis Blues continued their mastery of the Buffalo Sabres with a 4-1 win Tuesday night.
Vladimir Tarasenko and Magnus Paajarvi also scored and Jaroslav Halak made 23 saves for the Blues, who have won 13 of 15 games against Buffalo since 1999.
Tyler Ennis scored the Sabres' goal just 10 seconds into the game, as Buffalo lost at home after...
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November 19, 2013