The Carolina Hurricanes, fighting for the playoffs, are facing the rival Washington Capitals, who lead the Southeast Division, tonight in a good late-season matchup on the road — one Canes fans would definitely want to see. Alas, this is one of the 16 this season not being televised locally. Fox Sports Carolinas is carrying two ACC basketball games. Still, you'd think this kind of NHL game would be on TV in the local franchise's market. Only two Caps games aren't being televised in their market.
Just daydreaming: Maybe next time, the Canes let MASN compete for their TV rights, which greases the wheels for an end to the MASN-Time Warner Cable dispute, and local sports fans get not only more hockey on TV, they get a lot more major-league baseball.