Kris Versteeg scored a pair of goals against the Devils as Florida handed New Jersey a 4-3 defeat on Monday at BankAtlantic Center.
Florida was favored by -120 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.
Kris Versteeg (2), Stephen Weiss, and Tomas Fleischmann each scored for the Panthers in the victory. Versteeg opened the scoring for Florida, finding the back of the net at 5:28 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Stephen Weiss and Dmitry Kulikov.
Jose Theodore stopped 22 of 25 New Jersey shots in the victory.
New Jersey got goals from Petr Sykora, Dainius Zubrus, and Ilya Kovalchuk in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
New Jersey got a 32-stop effort from Martin Brodeur in the loss.
Florida scored 0 times on 5 chances on the power play, while New Jersey went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
New Jersey lost the shots on goal battle to Florida by a margin of 36-25.
Florida looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Rangers. The Devils will aim to get back on the winning track vs Columbus.