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Panthers Fall 3-1 Against Carolina - Game Recap

Carolina earned a 3-1 victory over Florida behind a 2-goal performance from Eric Staal on Wednesday at PNC Arena.

Carolina won as a -137 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Carolina got goals from Eric Staal (2) and Joni Pitkanen in the victory. Staal opened the scoring at 0:46 of the first period.

Cam Ward turned in a 30-save effort for the Hurricanes.

Tomas Fleischmann scored for the Panthers, finding the net behind Cam Ward.

Jose Theodore stopped 36 of 39 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Carolina went 1-for-4, while the Panthers were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Florida lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 39-31.

Carolina heads into a battle against the Blue Jackets. Florida, meanwhile, will have their next action against Edmonton.