Washington Capitals star winger Alexander Ovechkin, who led all players in scoring in January with 21 points in 14 games, is the NHL offensive player of the month and rookie of the month. New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur captured the defensive honour after posting a 10-2-1 record with a 1.73 goals-against average, four shutouts and .938 save percentage.
It was another night of horrors for Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jose Theodore. The Canadiens’ No. 1 goaltender was blitzed for five goals on only 10 shots before he was lifted for back-up Cristobal Huet 5:23 into the second period of an 8-2 rout by the first-place overall Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.