Florida vs Carolina Wrap - Carolina Wins 6-2

Florida vs Carolina Wrap - Carolina Wins 6-2

The battle between the Hurricanes and Panthers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Florida was handed a 6-2 defeat on Saturday at PNC Arena.

Carolina was favored by -156 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Carolina got goals from Jussi Jokinen (2), Eric Staal (2), Jiri Tlusty, and Riley Nash in the victory. Jokinen opened the scoring at 6:23 of the first period.

Cam Ward stopped 22 of 24 Florida shots in the victory.

Florida got goals from Filip Kuba and Shawn Matthias in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Florida got a 27-stop effort from Scott Clemmensen in the loss.

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

Florida lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 34-24.