Carolina vs Florida Recap - Hurricanes Win 5-3

Carolina earned a 5-3 victory over Florida behind a 2-goal performance from Erik Cole on Friday at BankAtlantic Center.

The Hurricanes were a +128 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Carolina got goals from Erik Cole (2), Jeff Skinner (2), and Eric Staal in the victory. Skinner opened the scoring at 1:46 of the second period.

Justin Peters stopped 32 of 35 Florida shots in the victory.

Florida got goals from Marty Reasoner (2) and David Booth in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Florida got a 30-stop effort from Tomas Vokoun in the loss.

On the power play, Carolina went 0-for-3, while the Panthers were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Next game, Carolina takes its act home to face Atlanta looking for another win. For Florida, they head on the road to face Washington.