VIDEO: Blues' Tarasenko too fast for Rangers defense on incredible 1-handed goal
Vladimir Tarasenko channeled Peter Forsberg to get the St. Louis Blues on the board in the second period Monday against the New York Rangers.
Tarasenko took a pass in the neutral zone and flew by three Rangers players as he barreled across the blue line. He cut across the top of the crease, faking to his forehand to get Cam Talbot moving before sliding the puck in with a one-handed backhand, reminiscent of the deke performed by Kenta Nilsson in 1989 and made famous by Forsberg at the 1994 Olympics.
Tarasenko leads the Blues with seven goals, and this latest tally makes it obvious why St. Louis is excited about the 22-year-old's vast offensive potential.