For the first time since the Carolina Hurricanes relocated the franchise to North Carolina from Hartford, all 82 of their games will be televised this season.
Fox Sports Carolinas announced Monday that it would carry 81 of the 82 games -- 64 by FSC and 17 games by SportSouth, the sister station of Fox Sports Carolinas. The Canes also have one national telecast on the NBC Sports Network -- Nov. 5 against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Make it 82-for-82.
"We've certainly made a lot of progress to get to this point," Canes president and general manager Jim Rutherford said Monday. "We're very happy about it. It's better for our fans. We're thankful for the new deal we have (with Fox Sports Carolinas) that includes all the games. It's better for the fans, better for everybody."
The Canes and Fox Sports Carolinas signed a multi-year agreement in March 2012 that called for FSC, beginning with the 2013-2014 season, to carry all regular-season and playoff Hurricanes games that were not carried by the NHL's national rights holders.
FSC carried 65 Canes games in the 2010-2011 season and 67 games in 2011-2012. The regional network televised all 48 Canes games in the NHL's abbreviated 2012-2013 season.
"Without question this is significant," Rutherford said. "Being a smaller-market team, we realize we will not get as many national games as other teams. We don't dwell on it. It's more about getting all our games on."
John Forslund returns as the Canes' play-by-play man and Tripp Tracy will provide analysis. Chantel McCabe will again be the sideline reporter and will host the 30-minute pregame show.