Langenbrunner named NHL player of month
Jamie Langenbrunner of the New Jersey Devils was named the NHL's player of the month for January on Monday.
He also won the NHL's first-star award for the week of Jan. 25-31.
Langenbrunner led the NHL with six goals and one assist last week. Three of those goals were game winners.
For the month, the 33-year-old New Jersey captain had 17 points (nine goals, eight assists).
The Devils have gone 11-3-0 in that span and are atop the Atlantic Division. They're third overall in the Eastern Conference, and only one point behind Washington.
Anaheim Ducks defenceman Scott Niedermayer was named the second star of the month, and Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller was the third star.
Niedermayer led all defencemen in scoring last month, with one goal and 16 assists for 17 points. Miller led all goalies in wins with nine, helping to push Buffalo back into a playoff spot in the East.
As for the weekly stars, Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby was second behind Langenbrunner, and Washington defenceman Mike Green was third.
With files from the Associated Press