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Blues 2021-22 Report Cards: Ivan Barbashev

The St. Louis Blues’ 2021-22 season represented a major transition for the franchise. No longer a stout defensive team built from the blue line out, they finished second in the NHL in goals scored, with nine forwards recording 20-plus goals. Though the season came to an end in a six-game defeat by the Colorado Avalanche in the second round, there are plenty of highs and lows to reflect on. In this series, we’ll evaluate each player who played 10 or more games with the team (as well as the head coach and general manager), grading their individual performance and looking at their future with the team.
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Blues' Ivan Barbashev: Helps out in overtime

Barbashev picked up an assist in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Avalanche in Game 5. Barbashev ended a five-game point drought with the secondary helper on Tyler Bozak's game-winning tally in overtime. The assist was Barbashev's second point in 11 playoff outings -- he's yet to get involved much on offense. The 26-year-old has added 30 hits, 13 shots on net and a minus-6 rating while mainly seeing third-line usage as a physical presence.
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Blues' Ivan Barbashev: Snaps slump with helper

Barbashev notched an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Wild in Game 5. Barbashev set up the second of Vladimir Tarasenko's three third-period goals. The assist ended a six-game point drought for Barbashev, whose slump has diminished the Blues' depth scoring. The 26-year-old has added eight shots on net, 10 hits and a minus-2 rating in five playoff contests, but more's expected of him after a 26-goal, 60-point performance in 81 regular-season outings.
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Blues' Ivan Barbashev: Rounds up three points

Barbashev scored a goal on two shots, dished two assists and went plus-3 in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Ducks. Barbashev's goal gave the Blues the lead at 12:37 of the second period, and they didn't look back. He also assisted on goals by Jordan Kyrou and Marco Scandella. Through 14 games in April, Barbashev's racked up seven goals and eight helpers. He's more than doubled his previous best campaign with 60 points, 110 shots on net, 158 hits and a plus-7 rating through 79 outings this season.
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Blues' Ivan Barbashev: Finds twine Saturday

Barbashev scored a goal on two shots in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Coyotes. Barbashev put the Blues ahead 2-0 at 5:51 of the first period. The 26-year-old hasn't slowed down his scoring in April with six goals and six helpers in his last 13 outings. For the season, he's at 25 tallies, 57 points, 108 shots on net, 158 hits and a plus-4 rating in 78 appearances in a breakout year.
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Blues' Ivan Barbashev: Bags two apples in blowout

Barbashev had two assists in Sunday's 8-3 win over Nashville. Barbashev was one of seven Blues with multiple points in this one, though it took him a while to get there, as he assisted on the team's seventh and eighth goals. The Moscow native has 24 goals and 56 points through 75 games in what has been a breakout season for Barbashev.
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Blues' Ivan Barbashev: Career year continues

Barbashev scored a goal and added an assist in a 6-1 win over the Islanders. His point streak stretched to six games and eight points (four goals, four assists) with the burst Saturday. Barbashev's goal was all about tenacity - he followed Jordan Kyrou on a breakaway and pushed the puck over the goal line when the rebound popped free. The 26-year-old Barbashev has blown away his previous career point total of 26 with 53 points, including 23 goals, in 71 games.
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Blues' Ivan Barbashev: Points in five straight outings

Barbashev notched an assist and three hits in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Wild. Barbashev set up Brayden Schenn's game-tying goal in the third period. During a five-game point streak, Barbashev has collected three goals and three helpers. The 26-year-old forward has nearly doubled his previous career high in points -- he's at 22 goals, 29 helpers, 98 shots on net, 138 hits and a plus-5 rating through 70 contests. He entered the season with no more than 26 points in any of his five previous campaigns.
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Blues' Ivan Barbashev: Reaches 50-point mark

Barbashev logged a power-play assist, two shots on goal and three hits in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Kraken. Barbashev extended his point streak to four games (three goals, two assists) with the primary assist on a first-period Robert Thomas goal. The helper was Barbashev's first power-play point since Jan. 13 -- he typically plays more of a checking-line role. The 26-year-old reached the 50-point mark Wednesday with 22 tallies, 28 helpers, 98 shots on net, 135 hits and a plus-6 rating in 69 contests.
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Blues' Ivan Barbashev: Opens scoring in second period

Barbashev scored a goal and added four hits in Monday's 5-1 win over the Coyotes. Barbashev has scored in three straight games. The forward sparked a four-goal second period for the Blues. The 26-year-old is closing in on his first 50-point campaign -- he's at 22 tallies, 27 assists, 96 shots on net, 132 hits, 32 PIM and a plus-5 rating through 68 contests. He's moved around the lineup, but he's found success in a variety of roles.
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Blues' Ivan Barbashev: Secures win with empty-netter

Barbashev scored an empty-net goal on two shots and laid out six hits in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Flames. Barbashev's tally with 55 seconds left in the third period stood as the game-winner, as the Flames pushed back but came up short. The 26-year-old forward has four points in his last four outings, lifting his season totals up to 21 goals, 48 points, 128 hits, 95 shots on net and a plus-4 rating through 67 appearances.
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Blues' Ivan Barbashev: Collects pair of points

Barbashev scored a goal on three shots, dished an assist and added four hits in Friday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Oilers. Barbashev's tally tied the game at 5-5, allowing the Blues to get to overtime after previously trailing 4-1. It was also his 20th goal of the season, which makes this the first season the 26-year-old has reached that milestone. He's up to 47 points, 93 shots, 122 hits and a plus-4 rating through 66 contests overall.
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Blues' Ivan Barbashev: Does it all in losing effort

Barbashev had a goal, an assist, two PIM and five hits in a 3-2 loss to the Penguins on Thursday. Barbashev assisted on David Perron's goal to make it 2-1 with three minutes left in the second period before knocking in his own to knot the score just 1:49 into the third period. The left winger finished up February with six points in three games, but has four points in eight games since.
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Blues' Ivan Barbashev: Scores in Thursday's win

Barbashev scored a goal and added two hits in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Rangers. Barbashev tallied just 45 seconds after Robert Thomas opened the scoring in the first period. The tally gave Barbashev three goals and five assists in his last eight games, though he had come up empty in his last three outings. The 26-year-old forward is up to 18 goals, 42 points, 86 shots on net, 99 hits and a plus-9 rating in 56 contests. He's been moved around the lineup frequently, but he's been able to produce offense in virtually any role.
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