The battle between the Flyers and Panthers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Florida was handed a 7-1 defeat on Saturday at BB&T Center.
Philadelphia was favored by -108 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Philadelphia got goals from Matt Read (3), Ruslan Fedotenko, Wayne Simmonds, Luke Schenn, and Tye McGinn in the victory. Simmonds opened the scoring at 3:10 of the first period.
Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 30 of 31 Florida shots in the victory.
Florida got a goal from Peter Mueller in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Scott Clemmensen stopped 13 of 17 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Philadelphia went 2-for-7, while the Panthers were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Philadelphia lost the shots on goal battle to Florida by a margin of 31-26.
Philadelphia looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Lightning. The Panthers will aim to get back on the winning track at Tampa Bay.