Tarasenko scores as Russia beats North America in WCH
SEP 19, 11:15p ET | Stephen Whyno
Rotowire: Sep 23 / 12:19p ET
News: Tarasenko helped Russia advance to the World Cup of Hockey semifinals with a goal in their 3-0 win over Finland on Thursday.
Impact: This was a slow-paced game that saw both teams combine for only 43 shots on goal, but that didn't stop Tarasenko from tying for the team lead with three shots and scoring his second goal of the tournament to give Russia a 1-0 second-period lead that was never relinquished. It's not surprising to see the Blues sniper making an impact here after he scored 77 goals in the past two seasons for his NHL club.
Rotowire: Sep 20 / 9:40a ET
News: Tarasenko scored the game-winning goal Monday in Russia's 4-3 win over North America at the World Cup of Hockey.
Impact: Tarasenko's goal gave Russia a 4-1 second-period lead and became the game-winner when North America managed to work it back to a one-goal game. He was one of 11 Russian payers to pick up a point in a balanced offensive effort.