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Recap - Panthers Defeat Carolina 5-1

Florida cruised to victory on Saturday, earning an easy 5-1 win over the Hurricanes at BB&T Center.

Florida was favored by -110 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.

Florida got goals from Brian Campbell (2), Alex Kovalev, Scottie Upshall, and Jonathan Huberdeau in the victory. Huberdeau opened the scoring at 3:37 of the first period.

Jose Theodore turned in a 41-save effort for the Panthers.

Patrick Dwyer scored for the Hurricanes, finding the net behind Jose Theodore.

Carolina got a 12-stop effort from Dan Ellis in the loss.

On the power play, Florida went 3-for-6, while the Hurricanes were 0-for-6 with the man advantage.

Florida lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 42-25.

Florida looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Senators. The Hurricanes will aim to get back on the winning track vs Tampa Bay.