Game recaps, including the latest on T.J. Oshie, Ben Bishop, Semyon Varlamov, Pavel Datsyuk, Ryan Getzlaf, Matt Greene and more.

T.J. Oshie celebrates one of his two goals against the Coyotes.

T.J. Oshie celebrates one of his two goals against the Coyotes.

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.