The Panthers earned a 4-1 victory over the Hurricanes on Saturday at BankAtlantic Center.
Florida was favored by -160 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went PUSH the consensus closing total of 5.
Florida got goals from John Madden, Mikael Samuelsson, Stephen Weiss, and Marcel Goc in the victory. Goc opened the scoring at 4:02 of the first period.
Scott Clemmensen stopped 34 of 35 Carolina shots in the victory.
Carolina got a goal from Joni Pitkanen in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Brian Boucher stopped 22 of 25 shots for the Hurricanes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Florida scored 1 time on 2 chances on the power play, while Carolina went 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
Florida lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 35-26.