From Talking Points:
DevilRays playing in the ALCS on Saturday, the Lightning asked the Hurricanes to move the time of Saturday night's game up to 5 p.m. from 7:30 p.m.
The Hurricanes said no, and it's hard to blame them. With a home game Friday night — the opener against the Florida Panthers — the Canes would be at a huge competitive disadvantage playing earlier.
Read more here.
ALSO: In case you missed it yesterday, here's the long-awaited Hurricanes-NASCAR link, lending ex post facto validity to years of mistaken characterizations of the area from journalists elsewhere.