02.27.12 THE GAME PLAN

THE BUZZ Well, so much for that idea. The Twins' dream of a healthy Joel Zumaya trotting out of a bullpen went poof before the calendar went from February to March.

REMOTE PATROL Amid all the Knicks buzz it's worth noting Madison Square Garden's hockey team is one of the NHL's best. The Rangers play host to the Devils (6:30 p.m., NBCSN).

CLICK PICK CBSSports.com's Ken Berger wrote Sunday that according to people on both sides of negotiations, the NBA season was declared dead several times Nov. 25.

STAR GAZING With the Oscars going on, the NBA All-Star Game didn't quite draw the same A-list talent; the biggest stars at the celebrity game were Ne-Yo and Common.

FAST FACT Nick Schultz's goal Sunday was his 26th in 743 regular-season games with the Wild; fellow defenseman Kurtis Foster has 21 goals in 182 games here.