Not that we expect a repeat performance, but we’d be remiss not to point out Vladimir Tarasenko netted a hat trick the last time the Blues and Wild clashed in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Tarasenko’s big night came in Game 2 of the teams’ 2015 first-round series:
Goaltending was the name of the Blues’ game in this year’s series opener, which means any uptick in offense as the series goes on would be welcomed by fans of the Note. Another hat trick isn’t required, Vladdy, but we wouldn’t argue if it happened.
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