Vladimir Tarasenko has big game in front of his biggest fan
Young cancer patient Arianna Dougan, who was on road trip earlier in season, sees two goalsNHL.com @NHLdotcom
St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko must have been showing off for his friend in the crowd.
Tarasenko scored two goals, including the game-winner, and made a diving shot block near the end of Game 2 to secure a victory, all in front of 11-year-old Arianna Dougan.
Dougan, a brave young girl battling cancer, befriended Tarasenko, who bid on and won a dan road trip at Blues Casino night and gave it to her for her birthday earlier this season.
She was in attendance for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Nashville Predators on Friday, clad in her fuzzy multi-colored coat, the same one she wore to games on the March road trip.
And just like in the first game of that trip in Arizona, Tarasenko scored.
But it was his second goal and one heck of a defensive play on a Ryan Johanssen shot that helped the Blues draw even in the series.