|Date of Birth||12/14/1995|
|Height, Weight||6'0", 187 lbs|
|Drafted||2014 - Rd 2|
Barbashev delivered a hat trick in a 5-2 win over Detroit on Thursday.
It was his first NHL hat trick and it came in front of his parents and brother, who are visiting from Russia. Barbashev has been struggling to put up points -- the goals snapped a six-game slump and he only has four points in 19 games dating back to Feb. 12. Nice night for the young man, but Barbashev isn't a fantasy play right now.
Barbashev scored a goal in Thursday's win over the Kings.
Barbashev was pointless in 11 straight games since his three-point performance against the Devils on Feb. 12. He broke the trend with a snipe off a pass from Samuel Blais to provide the Blues insurance in the third frame. Barbashev continues to dwell on the fourth line so his offensive contributions are few and far between, but he has a 20.9 shooting percentage this season, which actually appears sustainable for his limited role since he has a 19.4 percentage in his career.