Stephen Weiss scored a pair of goals against the Hurricanes as Florida handed Carolina a 7-4 defeat on Friday at BankAtlantic Center.
Bettors who backed the Panthers were rewarded as -135 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Stephen Weiss (2), Marty Reasoner, Christopher Higgins, Michael Frolik, David Booth, and Mike Santorelli each scored for the Panthers in the victory. Booth opened the scoring for Florida, finding the back of the net at 2:05 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Steven Reinprecht and Bryan Allen.
Scott Clemmensen turned in a 22-save effort for the Panthers.
Sergei Samsonov, Erik Cole, Tim Gleason, and Tuomo Ruutu scored for the Hurricanes, finding the net behind Scott Clemmensen.
Carolina got a 43-stop effort from Cam Ward in the loss.
On the power play, Florida went 0-for-2, while the Hurricanes were 0-for-7 with the man advantage.
Carolina lost the shots on goal battle to Florida by a margin of 50-31.
Florida looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Hurricanes. The Hurricanes will aim to get back on the winning track vs Florida.