Vladimir Tarasenko and the growing Blues

For the first time since 2016-17, Vladimir Tarsenko went on a 70-point defense. Tarasenko reached 30+ goals for the first time since 2018-19 while enjoying the best night of any NHL player on Tuesday.

All in all, Tarasenko did a hat trick with two assists to raise five points. Vladimir Tarasenko left with 72 points (31G, 41A) in 67 games played. The Blues have eight games left this season, giving Tarasenko a strong chance to establish a new career (currently at 75). It can probably reach the 80+ mark if it stays hot.

Blues teammate Robert Thomas was there with Tarasenko, collecting five assists. We’ll find out more about the Red Blues in the carriers.

Other top NHL players from Friday:

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Not only did Vladimir Tarasenko score 30 goals at the time, he worked in style. And Tarasenko pulled that move against Owen Power:

As you can see, Tarasenko scored five points in that game.

Returning to Owen Power, he collected his first NHL score in his second professional game:

Frederick Gaudreau picked up the game’s win over the Wild’s win over the Stars. Dallas can be comfortable in capturing a positional position. Marc-Andre Fleury scored for a shaky 2-2 goal by setting up that Gaudreau OT tally:

Two hits to watch from the NHL action on Friday

First of all, Tom Wilson inspired the Maple Leafs after meeting Jack Campbell. Campbell was fine, if he shook a little, the beat. One thing to be aware of is that even players sometimes don’t realize the severity of an injury until later.

Brad Marchand was outraged at receiving retribution for an alleged trip involving Connor Brown:

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The Western Conference is looking to race…

For a more in -depth look at the Western Conference (and East) playoffs, listen later Friday for “The Push for the Playoffs.” Here are some quick tips:

  • One night after Colorado’s capture of the Kings, the Golden Knights confronted another Western army in the Flames. Instead of a big victory, the Golden Knights defeated the Flames by hand. With it, the Kings hold the standings win (88 points to 87 for Vegas), but the Golden Knights hold a game in hand (VGK games left: 7; LAK GR: 6).

In fact, that battle for the third Pacific will determine the fate of the Kings and Golden Knights. That said, there is room to move if one of the two wild card companies (now the two Central Division companies) falls sharply. Following the NHL games on Friday, the Predators (89 points in 74 games) and the Stars (89 points in 74 GPs) were separated by two fresh Nashville / winning streaks (40 and 38).

  • As you can see in Friday’s NHL Highlights, the Stars lost, but finished off a point by falling to the Wild last season.
  • Meanwhile, the Oilers separated themselves from the intense worries about wild-card races in a 4-0 win over the Predators.

So the Kings and the Golden Knights are very close. The Stars and Predators have some breathing room, but it can go fast if one or two end up in the cold season.

The Blues’ position among the best teams in the NHL is not limited to Tarasenko

When you think of NHL teams coming up at the right time, you might first think of the Panthers and Avalanche. Those two teams have some big wins, and it looks like they’re heading for a Trophy race soon. Following the Capitals during the NHL game on Friday, the Maple Leafs were hot, going 8-1-1 in their last 10 games.

The Blues need that meeting, though. They have won seven games in a row, and are 9-0-1 in their last 10 games.

Tarasenko has become part of the burning Blues. That fifth night Tarasenko moved to four games (6G, 5A). That said, these Blues are bigger than Tarasenko. This is a group that can throw a combination of threats your way, and they are excited about the rise of Ville Husso.

Ultimately, this is seen in the battle for home-ice between the Blues and the Wild (not hot, but not too far away).

There’s room for the Metro Division title race, but there’s less room for the East Coast playoff shuffling.

If you must one thing bite the East, well, Friday’s NHL games brought both good news and bad news.

Sounds good: there was room for contention between the Hurricanes and Rangers in the race to win the Metropolitan Division title. By becoming the Red Wing, the Hurricanes continued to head for the Metro Division title; Carolina and the Rangers have seven games left. He had a head -to -head game at Madison Square Garden on April 26th.

Bad: Aside from the weight of the trail, the Hurricanes were a smooth ride the rest of the trail. Carolina has won three maintenance games/longer, so New York’s conditions are kind of shaky. (Hitting Carolina in the editing would help a lot.)

It’s rising as the rest of the Eastern playoffs move out. The Bruins are trailing the Lightning at three points, with two teams with seven games remaining. With that, he was the Lightning – Maple Leafs in the 2/3 Atlantic Division competition without competing. It looks like the Panthers and Capitals will face off in the first round.

Now, there is another room for it to change. The Bruins ’loss to the Senators makes it hard to believe they can rise enough with so little time left.

(Of course, the Bruins are better at resting veterans like Patrice Bergeron.)

The big story is Friday

The Panthers could make one of the last innings in every Jets game’s dream.

Do people think the Canucks and Jets can make the playoffs? Or are they just playing around trying to keep a little bit of interest?

Those questions are long overdue, but they probably won’t last long. The Panthers powerhouse presents a real threat to a weak dream for the Jets. Florida has an eight -game winning streak, and the Panthers are chasing a Presidential finish.

Considering the fire power on both sides, it can be fun, even with the sides.

If you’re the Panthers, this might not be the best time to try. Want to know how Claude Giroux fits in with a variety of teammates? This is probably the game to do. Do you want to rest a piece or two under the tip? It’s also worth it.

NHL scores Thursday

Senators 3, Bruins 2
Blues 6, Sabers 2
7 maple leaves, 3 Captains
Uila 4, Ducks 3 (OT)
Penguins 6, Islands 3
Red Wing 3, Hurricanes 0
Wild 3, Star 2 (OT)
Oilers 4, thieves 0
Blackhawks 5, Mano 4 (SO)
The Avalanche 3, Diabolo 1
The Golden Knights 6, Fire 1
Canucks 7, Coyotes 1

James O’Brien it is a writer Pro Hockey talk on NBC Sports. Let him line up at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow her on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.

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