Florida's defense, led by netminder Jose Theodore, shut down New Jersey 3-0 at BankAtlantic Center on on Saturday.
Florida was an underdog by +102 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.
Scottie Upshall, Tomas Kopecky, and Kris Versteeg each scored for the Panthers in the victory. Versteeg opened the scoring for Florida, finding the back of the net at 4:00 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Stephen Weiss and Brian Campbell.
Jose Theodore turned in a 30-save effort for the Panthers.
Martin Brodeur stopped 30 of 32 shots for the Devils, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Florida scored 1 time on 6 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 32-30.