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Summer with Stanley

Tarasenko meets up with Stanley Cup in Novosibirsk

Blues forward has day with trophy not far from Trans-Siberian Railway

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

In the shadow of the World's Largest Train Ride was the Greatest Trophy in All of Sports.

Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko hoisted the Stanley Cup on Sunday in Novosibirsk, Russia.

Tweet from @keeperofthecup: Stop number 2 in Russia, Novosibirsk located near the Trans-Siberian Railway. Vladimir Tarasenko day with the #stanleycup@HockeyHallFame @StLouisBlues @NHL

Tarasenko, a native of Yaroslavl, Russia, met up with the Cup right near the Trans-Siberian Railway, the longest railway in the world at 5,772 miles. Once the Cup arrived, Tarasenko brought it to be with his family, wife Yana, their three sons and his father Andrei and grandfather.

Instagram from @tarasenko.yana: More information  

Tweet from @StLouisBlues: Three generations of Tarasenkos and one timeless, iconic trophy. #stlblues #StanleyCup

Just a day earlier, teammate Ivan Barbashev had the Cup in Moscow and got a pretty big surprise from 2018 Conn Smythe winner Alex Ovechkin. Tarasenko continued the trend of incorporating former Cup winners into the celebration by inviting friend and fellow Novosibirsk native Dmitry Orlov, the Washington Capitals defenseman who also had his day with the Cup in Siberia in 2018.

Tweet from @keeperofthecup: Best friends and both #stanleycup champions. @tara9191 Vladimir Tarasenko and Dmitry Orlov share a winning moment together in Novisibursk, Russia. @nhl @StLouisBlues @Capitals @HockeyHallFame

Tarasenko led the Blues with 33 goals this past season. His 11 playoff goals were second on the team, one behind Jayden Schwartz.

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