By Michael Rand
Mark it zero: The Wild was blanked 3-0 in Calgary and fell to 0-10-1 in its past 11 road games. In fact, Minnesota’s last regulation road victory was Oct. 21 in San Jose. This road thing is past the point of ridiculous.
It’s a league game, Smokey: The Mavs beat the Jazz 108-105 in what seemed to be somewhat of a Western Conference statement game. Dirk Nowitzki had a season-high 38 and Jerry Stackhouse was tossed after his second flagrant foul.
Also, my rug was stolen: The write-in campaign for Rory Fitzpatrick yielded about 550,000 votes for the journeyman Canucks defender — about 23,000 short of what he needed to make the All-Star game. It was a good time while it lasted.
Donny, these men are nihilists: Tom Coughlin, who oversaw the train wreck of a Giants football season that somehow yielded a playoff spot, might get one more chance to lead this club, sources say. Oh, that sound you just heard? Eli Manning punching a wall.