Jonathan Toews is top star of month

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, who led all scorers in February with 21 points, was named the league's first star of the month.

San Jose Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi was the second star while the New Jersey Devils' Johan Hedberg was the third star.

Toews had six goals and 15 assists for the Hawks, who have won five straight and went 8-3-2 for the month.

Niemi, who just signed a four-year extension, was 10-2-0 with a 1.89 goals-against average in February.

Hedberg went 7-1-1 with a 1.43 GAA.