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St. Louis Finally Poised To Make Stanley Cup Run

View image | gettyimages.com It has been a great season for the St. Louis Blues. They currently sit second in the Central Division with 99 points, just three points behind Nashville, and are basically a lock to make it to the playoffs for a fourth season in-a-row. The last three have not lived up to the hype, with the Blues getting swept in the Conference Semifinals by the Stanley...
Via Beyond The Benches
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Keys To Victory In The Playoffs: Tracking Games Remaining

One of the most important variables to consider when making moves during the fantasy hockey playoffs is games remaining. How many games are your guys playing this week? You might be feeling confident with Vladimir Tarasenko slotted in on your right side, but he only plays two games this week and one of them is already done and gone so unless Vladdy blows up against the Jackets onâ€...
Via Razzball Hockey
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tarasenko’s Skill & Work Ethic Will Make Him Great

View image | gettyimages.com It has been a memorable season for St. Louis Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko. Playing on a stacked Blues team, Tarasenko leads his fellow players in point with 70 in 72 games so far this season. The 23-year-old Russian has taken a huge step forward in his third season. Each year he has continued to improve and adjust to playing hockey in the states...
Via Beyond The Benches
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is 3-on-3 overtime a good choice for the NHL?

It's an old-school versus new-school debate on how to handle overtimes in the NHL. 3-on-3 or the tie game? You decide while we ponder. The post The NHL Goes Back To The Pond: How Do We Feel About 3-On-3? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Players in the Central Division

The amount of talented players in the Central division is astounding. The division is full of all different types of players who bring different skill sets to their teams. Trying to consider factors that may not be measurable, such as leadership and potential growth as a player, let’s take a look at the top 5 players in the Central Division. 5. Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues...
Via Beyond The Benches
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars blanked in loss to Blues

DALLAS (AP) -- Jake Allen made 28 saves for his fourth shutout this season, and Vladimir Tarasenko broke a scoreless game with a goal in the third period in the St. Louis Blues' 3-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Sunday. The Blues added a power-play goal by Alexander Steen and an empty-netter by T.J. Oshie in the final 3:15. It was Allen's fifth career shutout. Tarasenko skated down...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Allen makes 28 saves in Blues' shutout victory over Stars

  Jake Allen made 28 saves for his fourth shutout this season, and Vladimir Tarasenko broke a scoreless game with a goal in the third period in the St. Louis Blues' 3-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Sunday. The Blues added a power-play goal by Alexander Steen and an empty-netter by T.J. Oshie in the final 3:15. It was Allen's fifth career shutout. Tarasenko skated down the slot and...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen makes 28 saves to lead Blues past Stars 3-0

DALLAS (AP) Jake Allen made 28 saves for his fourth shutout this season, and Vladimir Tarasenko broke a scoreless game with a goal in the third period in the St. Louis Blues' 3-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Sunday. The Blues added a power-play goal by Alexander Steen and an empty-netter by T.J. Oshie in the final 3:15. It was Allen's fifth career shutout. Tarasenko skated down...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

On the road again: Blues in Dallas to begin crucial six-game trip

While a tough upcoming slate could slow them down, the Dallas Stars' recent play indicates an unwillingness to bow out of the Western Conference playoff race. Following a successful road swing, the Stars return home to face three of the NHL's best clubs beginning Sunday against the St. Louis Blues. Dallas (32-27-10) has leaned on its potent offense to win five of its last six and...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Another heroic performance by Steve Mason gets wasted in St. Louis

  View image | gettyimages.com Steve Mason was fantastic. The Flyers goalie made 35 saves through 65 minutes. Unfortunately for Philadelphia Brian Elliott answered the bell as well. T.J Oshie and Vladimir Tarasenko both scored in the shootout and the St. Louis Blues  defeated the Flyers 1-0 on Thursday night. It was a good first ten minutes for the Flyers. They forechecked...
Via Flyerdelphia
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tarasenko doesn’t think his bobblehead looks like him

Bobbleheads are a strange entity. People go nuts over them even though they rarely look anything like the player they’re supposed to be representing. Such is the case with the Vladimir Tarasenko bobblehead which will go to the first 15,000 fans attending Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers. What does Tarasenko think about his bobblehead? He thinks it looks like a...
Via Frozen Notes
18 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Tarasenko makes Jake Gardiner look silly

We’ve seen Vladimir Tarasenko dance his way around players countless times, but it’s not often you see him fake out the same guy three times in a row. While driving towards the Toronto net, Tarasenko shifted the puck around Jake Gardiner three separate times – twice between the legs – and nearly scored an incredible goal. (H/T Blues Reddit) May take a moment to load …
Via Frozen Notes
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers rally for 3 in 3rd, beat Blues

The numbers looked bleak as the third period began. The St. Louis Blues had lost just three times when leading after two periods. The Flyers had just two wins when trailing after 40 minutes. With their playoff hopes on life support, points are crucial in every game. The Flyers made the third period count, scoring three goals to down the Blues, 3-1, on Thursday night at Wells Fargo...
Via Flyerdelphia
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Tarasenko blossoming in second full season with Blues

ST. LOUIS -- Earlier this month, Vladimir Tarasenko became the youngest St. Louis Blues player in more than two decades to score 30 goals. The 23-year-old Russian forward's skill is known across the league. "He has lots of skill," said Pavel Datsyuk, the Detroit Red Wings forward and fellow countryman. "He's a really nice person, he's a talented guy and a hard worker, too, which...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Tarasenko blossoming in second full season with Blues

ST. LOUIS -- Earlier this month, Vladimir Tarasenko became the youngest St. Louis Blues player in more than two decades to score 30 goals. The 23-year-old Russian forward's skill is known across the league. "He has lots of skill," said Pavel Datsyuk, the Detroit Red Wings forward and fellow countryman. "He's a really nice person, he's a talented guy and a hard worker, too, which...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Tarasenko blossoming in 2nd full season with Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) Earlier this month, Vladimir Tarasenko became the youngest St. Louis Blues player in more than two decades to score 30 goals. The 23-year-old Russian forward's skill is known across the league. ''He has lots of skill,'' said Pavel Datsyuk, the Detroit Red Wings forward and fellow countryman. ''He's a really nice person, he's a talented guy and a hard worker, too,...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Slow start, defensive lapses cost Blues against Montreal

ST. LOUIS -- Two nights after the Oscars, the Blues did everything but lay out the red carpet for Montreal's forwards on their direct path to the net. St. Louis didn't offer much resistance to the Eastern Conference leaders and fell 5-2 to cap off their first two-game home losing streak all season. Far too many mistakes on both sides of the red line left coach Ken Hitchcock searching...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins dictate the pace in decisive victory over exhausted Blues

ST. LOUIS -- Saturday morning Blues coach Ken Hitchcock warned that his team would be in trouble if it let the speedy, skilled Penguins dictate the pace of the game. Pittsburgh proved him right from the opening faceoff, sending St. Louis to a 4-2 loss that wasn't really that close. An up-and-down game rarely favors the Blues, especially against opposing forwards such as Sidney Crosby...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues look to continue their dominance over the Penguins

Frustrations appear to be taking their toll on the sputtering Pittsburgh Penguins, who haven't been able to stop the bleeding. Still, they know they're more than capable of turning things around. The visiting Penguins will try to do just that Saturday night against the St. Louis Blues, who own the league's best record over the last seven weeks. While Pittsburgh (32-17-9) sits comfortably...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Quick spurt propels Blues to 5-1 win over Bruins

ST. LOUIS -- The top gear of the Blues' explosive offense might be enough to make that elusive consistency mostly irrelevant. Three goals in less than five minutes made up for any deficiencies and then some in a 5-1 route of Boston on Friday night, sending the Bruins to their sixth straight loss. St. Louis scored on its first three shots of the second period to send rookie Malcolm...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues ride big second period, beat Bruins; Tarasenko scores 2

  Vladimir Tarasenko became the youngest St. Louis player to score 30 goals in 23 years, getting the last two scores in the Blues' 5-1 win over the sagging Boston Bruins on Friday night. Petteri Lindbohm, Alex Pietrangelo and T.J. Oshie scored on the Blues' first three shots of the second to chase rookie goalie Malcolm Subban and cancel Tuukku Rask's scheduled night off. Rask, who...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues ride big second period, beat Bruins 5-1

ST. LOUIS -- Vladimir Tarasenko became the youngest St. Louis player to score 30 goals in 23 years, getting the last two scores in the Blues' 5-1 win over the sagging Boston Bruins on Friday night. Petteri Lindbohm, Alex Pietrangelo and T.J. Oshie scored on the Blues' first three shots of the second to chase rookie goalie Malcolm Subban and cancel Tuukku Rask's scheduled night off...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Hot stretch allows Blues youngster Jaskin to grow with confidence

ST. LOUIS -- The Blues' youth movement keeps looking better with the emergence of the youngest player on their roster. Dmitrij Jaskin won't be catching 23-year-old Vladimir Tarasenko or 22-year-old Jaden Schwartz anytime soon, but four goals in eight games has the physical 21-year-old quickly moving up the team leaderboard. Two game-winners and plenty of praise from teammates and...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Discussing Vladimir Tarasenko’s next contract

Vladimir Tarasenko is having an incredible season. He has tallied 28 goals and 25 assists in 54 games and has routinely been in the league’s top-5 for goals scored. While fans cheer and celebrate Tarasenko’s wicked wrister and unbelievable accuracy, the topic of the youngster’s future is quietly being ignored. Tarasenko’s contract expires at the end of 2014-15 and it may...
Via Frozen Notes
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tarasenko dazzles in tough loss to Chicago

ST. LOUIS -- The Blues rebounded well from their worst game of the season but faded down the stretch in another tough loss to the rival Blackhawks. Marian Hossa's empty-netter with 13 seconds left sealed a 4-2 St. Louis loss in a game in which Chicago never trailed, despite a strong first two periods from the Blues. They couldn't keep that energy up in the third period, when the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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