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Top Daniil Tarasov News

  • Blue Jackets' Daniil Tarasov: Gets starting nod

    Tarasov will patrol the home crease versus the Sabres on Friday, Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets' official site reports.

    Tarasov was pretty sharp in his last start Wednesday against Anaheim, turning aside 27 of 29 shots en route to a 7-4 victory -- Elvis Merzlikins surrendered two goals on two shots late in the second period when Tarasov briefly exited with an undisclosed injury, but Tarasov was able to return for the third and secure the win. The 24-year-old netminder will try to earn his fifth victory of the season in a middling home matchup with a Buffalo team that's averaging 3.19 goals on the road this season, 15th in the NHL.

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  • Blue Jackets' Daniil Tarasov: Recovers for win

    Tarasov allowed two goals on 29 shots in Wednesday's 7-4 win over the Ducks.

    Tarasov briefly left the game with an injury following a Mason McTavish goal in the second period. However, the 24-year-old Tarasov would return to start the third after Elvis Merzlikins allowed the Ducks to score twice, tying the game 4-4. Tarasov turned aside all 14 shots faced in the final frame as Columbus rallied with three unanswered goals for a 7-4 victory. Tarasov is now 2-2-0 with an .894 save percentage over his last four starts while sharing the crease with Merzlikins. Overall, Tarasov's 4-6-2 with an .881 save percentage and 3.78 GAA this season.

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  • Blue Jackets' Daniil Tarasov: Draws road start Wednesday

    Tarasov will protect the road goal versus the Ducks on Wednesday, Blue Jackets broadcaster Dylan Tyrer reports.

    Tarasov will get the second half of a back-to-back after Elvis Merzlikins was in net for Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Kings. The 24-year-old Tarasov has lost six of his last eight outings, allowing three or more goals in six of those games. The Ducks don't have much depth, but it'll still be a tough matchup for Tarasov behind what will likely be a tired team.

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  • Blue Jackets' Daniil Tarasov: Gives up five goals in loss

    Tarasov stopped 24 of 29 shots in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Jets. The sixth goal was an empty-netter.

    It was a night that Tarasov would like to forget -- he allowed goals on the power play, the penalty kill and at even strength. It would be easy to blame the team in front of him, but the Blue Jackets outshot the Senators 40-30, and the most shots he faced in a period was 10. Brady Tkachuk scored a hat trick for the home team, including his 25th of the season on the power play late in the second period. Tarasov finished with a paltry .828 save percentage, and made only 18 saves at even strength. In his seven starts since December, he was above a .900 save percentage only twice -- both times being wins for the Blue Jackets.

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  • Blue Jackets' Daniil Tarasov: Making road start

    Tarasov will start between the pipes in Tuesday's road game versus Ottawa, Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets' official site reports.

    Tarasov wasn't great in his last start Jan. 28 against the Kraken, surrendering three goals on only 25 shots en route to a 4-2 defeat. He'll try to secure his fourth win of the year in a road matchup with a hot Senators team that's won three straight contests, racking up 12 goals over that span.

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  • Blue Jackets' Daniil Tarasov: Done in by first period

    Tarasov stopped 22 of 25 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Kraken on Sunday. The fourth goal was an empty-netter.

    Tarasov struggled in the last 10 minutes of the first period, giving up all three goals in a span of 5:18. Two came on Kraken power plays, so it's not all Tarasov's fault. The 24-year-old has won just two of his last eight outings, giving up more than two goals five times in that span. He's now 3-5-2 with a 3.79 GAA and an .881 save percentage through 10 starts this season. Tarasov and Elvis Merzlikins will likely continue to compete for playing time, though neither of them makes for a particularly strong fantasy option outside of deep formats or good matchups.

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  • Blue Jackets' Daniil Tarasov: Expected to start Sunday

    Tarasov is expected to patrol the blue paint Sunday in Seattle.

    Tarasov is coming off a big win against Calgary on Thursday, stopping 28 of 30 shots. It was his first appearance since Jan. 13 and it snapped a three-game losing skid. The 24-year-old has allowed at least four goals in six of his nine games this season, resulting in an unsightly .881 save percentage.

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  • Blue Jackets' Daniil Tarasov: Stifles Flames

    Tarasov stopped 28 of 30 shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Flames.

    The Flames rallied from behind twice in the first period, but Tarasov shut the door over the final 40 minutes. He snapped his personal three-game losing streak with the victory, his third in his last nine outings. Tarasov improved to 3-4-2 with a 3.86 GAA and an .881 save percentage through nine appearances this season. With Elvis Merzlikins struggling and Spencer Martin now in Carolina, Tarasov could have a chance to establish himself as the Blue Jackets' top goalie. Tarasov and Merzlikins will likely split the next two games, which see Columbus' road trip continue in Vancouver on Saturday and in Seattle on Sunday.

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  • Blue Jackets' Daniil Tarasov: Back in net Thursday

    Tarasov will patrol the visiting crease in Calgary on Thursday, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

    Tarasov has sat the last three games as Elvis Merzlikins was given a chance to regain his status as the No. 1 goaltender with the Blue Jackets. Tarasov has allowed 11 goals on 58 shots in his last two games, giving the 24-year-old a 2-4-2 record to go with a 4.08 GAA and an .875 save percentage. Tarasov will face a Flames team that has lost three straight games.

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  • Blue Jackets' Daniil Tarasov: Half-dozen pucks slip by

    Tarasov allowed six goals on 35 shots in a 7-4 loss to the Kraken on Saturday.

    He's stepping into the starting role with a bit of a thud. Elvis Merzlikins is expected to be granted a chance of scenery, but that could take time - he wants to start, not backup, so the number of potential suitors is small. Tarasov is talented, but the Jackets are struggling. Dating back to Dec. 30, he's seen 35 or more shots in four of his last five starts. Tarasov is definitely a dynasty guy, but he faces way too much rubber behind a porous team to be a safe play in redraft leagues.

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  • Blue Jackets' Daniil Tarasov: In goal Saturday

    Tarasov will get the starting nod at home versus the Kraken on Saturday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

    Tarasov is 1-2-2 with a 3.49 GAA in his last five games but continues to start ahead of Elvis Merzlikins, who is now looking for a trade away from Columbus, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports. It seems the 24-year-old Tarasov will get an extended run as the Jackets' No. 1 netminder.

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  • Blue Jackets' Daniil Tarasov: On wrong side of shutout

    Tarasov allowed five goals on 23 shots in Tuesday's 5-0 road loss against the Jets.

    Tarasov had a rough night, making only 18 saves total with a .783 save percentage while surrendering at least one goal in each period. Brenden Dillon scored his sixth marker of the year on Winnipeg's second shot on net and it proved to be the game-winner. This was Tarasov's seventh start of the season, and he has been above a .900 save percentage just twice during that span. It will be hard for fantasy managers to trust him in the lineup until that changes.

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  • Blue Jackets' Daniil Tarasov: Tending twine Tuesday

    Tarasov will guard the cage on the road against Winnipeg on Tuesday, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

    Tarasov has logged six NHL appearances this season, posting a 2-2-2 record, 3.60 GAA and .894 save percentage along the way. Even with the Jackets trying to get him some starts, the 24-year-old Tarasov is unlikely to offer more than mid-range fantasy value as long as the club continues to keep three netminders on the 23-man roster.

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  • Blue Jackets' Daniil Tarasov: Falls to Wild in OT

    Tarasov turned aside 33 shots in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to Minnesota.

    Cole Sillinger kept giving Columbus the lead with a goal in every period, but Tarasov could never make the leads stick, although two of the Wild's goals in regulation came on power plays. The 24-year-old netminder has started three of the last four games and six of 10 since coming off IR in mid-December, but his 2-2-2 record, 3.60 GAA and .894 save percentage put into question how long Tarasov will continue seeing that kind of workload.

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  • Blue Jackets' Daniil Tarasov: Tending twine Saturday

    Tarasov will be between the home pipes versus Minnesota on Saturday, per Columbus beat reporter Coby Maeir.

    Tarasov has faced more than 40 shots in each of his last two games and has played exceptionally well, going 1-0-1. He stopped 39 shots in a 3-2 shootout win in Philadelphia on Thursday and was almost as sharp Dec. 30, turning aside 39 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss in Buffalo. Tarasov is 2-2-1 with a 3.55 GAA and an .895 save percentage in limited action this season after beginning the year on injured reserve with a knee injury. The Wild are averaging 2.95 goals per game, 24th in the NHL.

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  • Blue Jackets' Daniil Tarasov: Steals game from Flyers

    Tarasov (illness) made 39 saves, and three in the shootout, in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Flyers.

    The Blue Jackets had no business winning other than Tarasov's play in net - he was flat out brilliant. The netminder allowed 13 goals in his first three games this season, but he's stopped 78-of-83 shots in his last two games. Tarasov is big and athletic, and he has the kind of skill that you see in strong netminders. Short-term, consider him in matchups, but nothing more. The Blue Jackets need to improve their overall team play before Tarasov will ever be able to grow into that potential.

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  • Blue Jackets' Daniil Tarasov: Starting Thursday

    Tarasov (illness) will be between the road pipes versus Philadelphia on Thursday, per Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets' official site.

    Tarasov turned in a strong performance in his last game, giving up three goals on 42 shots in an overtime loss in Buffalo on Saturday. Tarasov is 1-2-1 with a 4.02 GAA and an .877 save percentage, as he struggled in his first three games of the season. The Flyers have just returned from a five-game road trip that took them through Western Canada and Seattle and could be a tired team Thursday.

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  • Blue Jackets' Daniil Tarasov: Unavailable Tuesday

    Tarasov (illness) won't be in the lineup Tuesday against Boston, per Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets' official site.

    Tarasov is day-to-day after missing Monday's practice because of an illness. Spencer Martin will be backed up by Elvis Merzlikins in Tuesday's contest against Boston.

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  • Blue Jackets' Daniil Tarasov: Dealing with illness

    Tarasov (illness) won't take part in practice Monday, according to Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets' official site .

    Tarasov has stopped 114 of 130 shots in four starts this season. If he isn't available for Tuesday's contest against Boston, Elvis Merzlikins (illness) and Spencer Martin will serve as the goalie duo. Merzlikins was back at practice Monday, per Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch, after missing Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to Buffalo.

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  • Blue Jackets' Daniil Tarasov: Busy in OT loss

    Tarasov turned aside 39 shots in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Sabres.

    The Blue Jackets were out-shot 42-20 and only came away with a point in the standings thanks to Tarasov, who made his most saves in a game since a 5-3 win over the Panthers in November 2022 during which he faced 50 shots. The 24-year-old netminder has started four of the last seven games, going 1-2-1 with a shaky 4.02 GAA and .877 save percentage, but Columbus appears intent on giving him steady work in a de facto timeshare with Elvis Merzlikins (illness).

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Novokuznetsk, Russia
Age: 24
Experience: 2
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