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Vladimir Tarasenko Ties Game Two With Seconds To Spare (GIF)

The St. Louis Blues were looking for a hero in the fading seconds of Game Two, and they found one in Vladimir Tarasenko. Just two games in from his incredibly early return from a broken hand, the Russian sniper caused the Scottrade Center to erupt by finding the back of the net with less than seven seconds remaining in regulation.

The tally tied the contest, and sent it to overtime.

It was a fitting moment in a game that featured several mildly crazy moments.

With Brent Seabrook off and serving a five-minute major for hitting David Backes in the head, head coach Ken Hitchcock decided to pull Ryan Miller with just over a minute to play. It was a somewhat risky move, but Tarasenko made sure that the next goal would win the hockey game.

Here’s a look at his tying marker.


That’s an outstanding shot while under pressure. Good for Tarasenko. And overtime is underway…

(h/t to Pete Blackburn for the GIF)

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  • roger paul

    Tarasenko MAY be the most important player on the Blues squad for the ENTIRE playoffs…..they’re a different team when he’s dressed and playing…..

  • Dashley R

    Roger that Roger Paul. Since the drafting of Schwartz and Tarasenko and seeing what kind of skill those draft picks brought to the team, the Blues have looked like a team to be taken seriously. However, you can see in Tarasenko something you don’t see in every hockey player. Most players have to put in serious practice time and hard work to become good players that can compete at an elite level such as the NHL, but players like Tarasenko look as if they were born and designed to play the game. His hockey IQ is through the charts, his natural talent is so exciting to watch and his hard work and practice atop all of that could make him not a good player but a great player. When it comes to talent you can only teach so much and from what I have seen so far it looks as if he will be teaching to young inspired players for years to come. He just gets it.