Game recaps, including the latest on T.J. Oshie, Ben Bishop, Semyon Varlamov, Pavel Datsyuk, Ryan Getzlaf, Matt Greene and more.
STLTODAY.COM: T.J. Oshie scored twice and Jaroslav Halak made 20 saves as the St. Louis Blues ground out a 2-1 victory over the slumping Phoenix Coyotes.
TAMPA TRIBUNE: Ben Bishop made a triumphant return to the Tampa Bay Lightning net, making 33 saves to backstop his club to a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers. Former Lightning Brad Richards scored the Rangers only goal.
DENVER POST: Semyon Varlamov made 46 saves in regulation while Tyson Barrie scored in overtime as the Colorado Avalanche nipped the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2.
MERCURYNEWS.COM: Patrick Marleau scored in a shootout as the San Jose Sharks edged the Washington Capitals 2-1. Alexander Ovechkin scored the Capitals only goal, his 33rd of the season.
PHILLY.COM: Vincent Lecavalier’s last minute goal capped a wild-scoring third period to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.
MIAMI HERALD: Aleksander Barkov opened the scoring only 21 seconds into the first period, the Florida Panthers took a 3-0 first period lead, and rode Tim Thomas’ goaltending to a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders.
DETROIT FREE PRESS: Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk has been named captain of Russia’s Olympic Men’s Hockey Team.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: An excellent choice. Datsyuk is a true “lead-by-example” player.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf feels ready to return to action after sitting out Sunday’s game against Detroit with a foot injury.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: LA Kings defenseman Matt Greene will miss the club’s upcoming road trip with an upper body injury.
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: The Penguins are enjoying a strong home record (19-3-0) this season, have won 12 in a row at home and would set a franchise record with their 13th. They face off at home tonight against the Washington Capitals.