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Hochman: ‘Vladi looks really happy to me here,’ Blues’ Berube shares as Tarasenko tallies points

Hochman: ‘Vladi looks really happy to me here,’ Blues’ Berube shares as Tarasenko tallies points

Vladimir Tarasenko, like the old days, is a factor. In 21 games, he has 19 points, third-most on the team.
St. Louis Game Time Nov 15, 2021
Blues Weekend Recap

Blues Weekend Recap

Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ Blues overcome key injuries to trade blows with the Hurricanes and Oilers but fall just short...twice. Blues and Hurricanes Highlights: Goaltending legends Joel Hofer and Alex Lyon started in this game for their respective teams. Despite Vladimir Tarasenko tying the game just 48ish seconds into the third...The Blues gave up the backbreaker with just 2:57 left to go in the game. They fall in Carolina 3-2. Justin Faulk made his return to Carolina for the first time since the Hurricanes traded him. He had one shot on goal. Blues and Oilers...
St. Louis Game Time Nov 14, 2021
Oilers at Blues probable lines:

Oilers at Blues probable lines:

Let’s just say that while last night’s 3-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes wasn’t ideal, their game improved as play went on. Pavel Buchnevich and Vladimir Tarasenko in particular looked sharp, as proven by their respective goals. Tarasenko, in particular, has proven to everyone that yes, his shoulder is fine. He has six goals and seven assists in 13 games played; last season, he finished with four goals and ten assists in 24 games. So, in eleven fewer games played, he’s nearly matched his point total. He’s fine. The Blues, even with their depleted line-up, are fine....
St. Louis Game Time Nov 14, 2021
Oilers at Blues probable lines

Oilers at Blues probable lines

Don’t expect any huge changes. Let’s just say that while last night’s 3-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes wasn’t ideal, their game improved as play went on. Pavel Buchnevich and Vladimir Tarasenko in particular looked sharp, as proven by their respective goals. Tarasenko, in particular, has proven to everyone that yes, his shoulder is fine. He has six goals and seven assists in 13 games played; last season, he finished with four goals and ten assists in 24 games. So, in eleven fewer games played, he’s nearly matched his point total. He’s fine. The Blues, even with...
St. Louis Game Time Nov 14, 2021
Oilers at Blues preview: McDavid, Draisaitl come to town

Oilers at Blues preview: McDavid, Draisaitl come to town

After a tough loss last night, will the Blues bounce back? The Blues’ loss to the Carolina Hurricanes last night was certainly a learning experience for Joel Hofer. The young goaltender, called up while Ville Husso remains on the Covid-19 protocol list, looked good but also seemed to struggle to catch up to the speed of the Canes. The late loss to the Eastern Conference’s best team makes it easy to overlook the goals from Pavel Buchnevich and Vladimir Tarasenko, both of which were impressive. The Blues have scoring punch, but even more so than before, it looks like having...
St. Louis Game Time Nov 13, 2021
Blues at Hurricanes probable lines: Balance the scales

Blues at Hurricanes probable lines: Balance the scales

Photo by Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire via Coach Berube is looking for some evenness among the lines. Two lines are status quo for tonight, and two are a little bit different. The line of Ivan Barbashev - Robert Thomas - Vladimir Tarasenko is staying together - it’s been one of the most consistently strong lines throughout the season. The fourth line of Klim Kostin - Dakota Joshua - James Neal looked good against the Nashville Predators and so, they remain together. David Perron and Ryan O’Reilly, though, are suffering a temporary breakup. O’Reilly will be...
St. Louis Game Time Nov 11, 2021
Predators at Blues probable lines

Predators at Blues probable lines

Photo by Tim Spyers/Icon Sportswire via The Blues’ best line is back together. The Blues have been a bit flat since Brayden Schenn went down with injury - much of Tuesday night’s game against the Winnipeg Jets had the energy of a bottle of Metamucil. How do you fix that against a team like the Nashville Predators, who are contending for a (very early in the season) playoff spot? You put the Blues’ best forward line back together. Ivan Barbashev is back on a line with Robert Thomas and Vladimir Tarasenko. All three players, but especially Tarasenko, have drawn...
St. Louis Game Time Nov 9, 2021
Blues at Jets GameDay Thread: Neighbours to the north

Blues at Jets GameDay Thread: Neighbours to the north

Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Jake Neighbours gets into his ninth game tonight. It’s tough to figure out who to pick for the first goal tonight. Could it be James Neal, who has a proven track record scoring against the Winnipeg Jets? Is it Vladimir Tarasenko, who’s playing like it’s 2018 all over again? Perhaps one of the other new additions to the team will pot one first. If you’re having trouble choosing, you can always just ask the Blues’ most adorable hockey expert, Barclay. Who did Barc pick for tonight? We had a ruff time picking who would score...
St. Louis Game Time Nov 8, 2021
Grab a Vladi t-shirt from BreakingT and help support the STL Area Foodbank!

Grab a Vladi t-shirt from BreakingT and help support the STL Area Foodbank!

It’s getting close to the holidays, just sayin’. With the holiday season fast approaching, some of you guys may be looking for presents for friends, family, or yourself - or all three. Why not give the gift that keeps on giving (goals)? BreakingT has a new NHLPA licensed shirt for the Vladimir Tarasenko fan in your life. A healthy Vladi is a happy Vladi, and he seems to be very healthy and very happy right now. Will he be around with the Blues for the rest of the season? Will he and the team reconcile for the last year of his contract, at least? Who knows. But will this...
St. Louis Game Time Nov 4, 2021
Blues at Sharks preview: Sharks missing some teeth

Blues at Sharks preview: Sharks missing some teeth

Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via The San Jose Sharks are playing better than expected this season. The Blues may have dropped last night’s game against the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 in a shootout, and there was some sloppiness (especially in OT), but there was still a lot to like. Torey Krug’s resurgence continued with a game tying shorthanded goal that forced OT, Vladimir Tarasenko had a couple of assists to keep his point streak going at seven games, David Perron and Jordan Kyrou scored, and the Blues added yet another power play goal to their tally. The...
St. Louis Game Time Nov 4, 2021
Blues/Kings Recap

Blues/Kings Recap

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Despite an awful third period, the Blues salvage a point in their final regular season game against LA. The Blues started their four game road trip in L.A. Jordan Binnington got the nod for the Blues. Jonathan Quick was in net for the Kings. We pick up the action in the second period. With the Blues on the power play, Brayden Schenn scored to give the Blues their only lead of the night. Schenn won the face off and headed towards the middle of the ice. Meanwhile, Vladimir Tarasenko fired a one timer on net. Quick gave up a juicy rebound that...
St. Louis Game Time Nov 3, 2021
When it comes to Vladimir Tarasenko, enjoy the present instead of worrying about an uncertain future

When it comes to Vladimir Tarasenko, enjoy the present instead of worrying about an uncertain future

Jeff Le-USA TODAY Sports A month ago, a moderate portion of hockey lovers in St. Louis had given up on Vladimir Tarasenko. Or at least, the idea of him being elite ever again. After a disappointing season that saw him rehab and return from a third shoulder surgery, Tarasenko embroiled the entire situation by requesting a trade in the offseason. Things grew more tense when Doug “I really can’t miss” Armstrong couldn’t find a match. In other words, the GM wasn’t giving up his formerly elite winger for scraps. Flash forward a few months later-as the harsh...
St. Louis Game Time Nov 3, 2021
Blues at Kings probable lines: Neighbours out, Saad on the third line

Blues at Kings probable lines: Neighbours out, Saad on the third line

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Craig Berube has made the Blues’ former third line their current second line. In case you live in a cave, let me let you in on something: Brandon Saad is back tonight. He’s off of the Covid-19 protocol list, with Ryan O’Reilly more than likely to follow on Sunday, which means that the lines for tonight’s game against the Kings had to be tweaked a bit. It’s becoming apparent that the third line of Ivan Barbashev-Robert Thomas-Vladimir Tarasenko is now the team’s second line. With captain O’Reilly out, Brayden Schenn is...

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