Shawn Matthias was the difference, potting a pair for Florida on Tuesday as the Panthers skated off with a 3-1 victory over the Hurricanes at RBC Center.
Florida won as a +105 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Shawn Matthias (2) and Tomas Fleischmann each scored for the Panthers in the victory. Fleischmann opened the scoring for Florida, finding the back of the net at 10:45 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Brian Campbell and Stephen Weiss.
Jose Theodore turned in a 26-save effort for the Panthers.
Jeff Skinner scored for the Hurricanes, finding the net behind Jose Theodore.
Cam Ward stopped 18 of 20 shots for the Hurricanes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Florida went 1-for-2, while the Hurricanes were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.
Florida lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 27-21.
Next game, Florida takes its act on the road to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For Carolina, they head home to face New York.