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SportNHL playoffs 2019: Vladimir Tarasenko scores Blues first-ever postseason penalty shot

00:20  20 may  2019
00:20  20 may  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Tarasenko scored on his first two shots against Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings in a 6-0 He got his first Stanley Cup Playoff hat trick against Devan Dubnyk and the Minnesota Wild in Tarasenko scored six goals in the six-game series. Tarasenko again led the Blues in goals (40) and

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Things escalated quickly in the Western Conference Finals Game 5.

Despite the San Jose Sharks coming out firing, and both teams hitting goalposts early on, the St. Louis Blues went up 2-0 off Sharks giveaways — and then the potential dagger by Vladimir Tarasenko.

The Blues winger was hauled down by a gassed Brent Burns in the second period on a breakaway attempt, which he also got a great scoring chance on after he got back up. Awarded the second-ever postseason penalty shot by a St. Louis Blues player, Tarasenko did what Jimmy Robert could not back in Game 4 of the1968 semifinals — he scored.

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Tuesday's low- scoring affair featured no goals through the first two periods, with both teams saving their opening goals for the final frame. It was actually the Blues who got on the board first , needing just 35 seconds of the third period before Vladimir Tarasenko scored on the power play to give St. Louis

The goal, a fantastic shot that went top corner past the glove of netminder Martin Jones, marked Tarasenko's seventh goal of the playoffs, and second of the series. St. Louis' fans loved it back at their viewing party at Enterprise Center while the Sharks fans sat in silence.

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