New York was shut out 2-0 on Saturday, stoned by Jose Theodore who stopped all 27 shots fired his way.
Bettors who backed the Panthers were rewarded as +115 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.
Stephen Weiss and Jason Garrison each scored for the Panthers in the victory. Weiss opened the scoring for Florida, finding the back of the net at 16:37 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Brian Campbell and Tomas Fleischmann.
Jose Theodore stopped 27 of 27 New York shots in the victory.
New York got a 27-stop effort from Al Montoya in the loss.
Florida scored 1 time on 5 chances on the power play, while New York went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
New York lost the shots on goal battle to Florida by a margin of 29-27.
Next game, Florida takes its act on the road to face Pittsburgh looking for another win. For New York, they head home to face Minnesota.