Matthias, Panthers shut down Canadiens

Matthias, Panthers shut down Canadiens

Shawn Matthias netted two goals in the third period to lift the Florida Panthers past the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Florida won as -125 home favorites, while the game played UNDER the 5-goal total listed by oddsmakers.

Matthias scored his first marker on a penalty shot for the Panthers, who outshot the Canadiens 29-17 in the win.

Tomas Plekanec had the lone goal in a losing effort for Montreal.