Tarasenko has zero points and a minus-4 rating in the last three games. Tarasenko has been dropped from the top line, which means he no longer works with Ryan O'Reilly. The Russian sniper wasn't demoted due to his poor play -- he had goals in three straight games before getting bumped down -- but the Blues' forward ranks are littered with injuries and shifting him down helps balance the lines. He'll look to turn it around Sunday against the Canucks, who have allowed the sixth-most goals at 3.42 per game.
Tarasenko scored a power-play goal in Wednesday's loss to the Red Wings. Tarasenko received a pass from Brayden Schenn and sniped it top shelf past Jimmy Howard. After a 10-game goal drought, Tarasenko has lit the lamp in two straight and will look to fire up a scoring streak Friday against the Avalanche.
Tarasenko scored a goal, fired five shots on net and dished out five hits in Sunday's loss to the Jets. Tarasenko dumped the puck into the Jets' zone and retrieved it himself, then he carried it around the net and sniped a shot over Connor Hellebuyck's shoulder. It was a relief, as the Russian winger couldn't find the back of the net in the previous 10 games despite throwing 36 shots in that span. He'll look to continue the upward trend Wednesday against the Red Wings.
Tarasenko has no goals, six assists and 26 shots on net in the last eight games. Tarasenko's paid to score goals, and he hasn't been getting it done. Despite firing 75 shots on goal (3.95 per game) this year, he's converted just six times -- four on the power play. In fact, with two two-goal games, he's only scored in four of 19 contests. The 26-year-old still has 16 total points, and hopefully the coaching change -- Mike Yeo was fired and replaced by interim coach Craig Berube -- will spice things up enough to put Tarasenko back on track.
Tarasenko continued his scoring drought Friday, but he did record two assists in a 4-1 victory against the Golden Knights. The 26-year-old hasn't scored a goal since Nov. 1, but during that stretch he has six assists with a plus-5 rating in six games. He's still getting shots on goal too, so it's probably only a matter of time until Tarasenko breaks through with a goal. He has six scores and 16 points in 17 games this season.
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