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Carolina Skates Past Florida 3-0 - Recap

Florida couldn't break through the Carolina defense on Thursday, failing to score on Anton Khudobin in a 3-0 loss at BB&T Center.

The Hurricanes were a -113 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Jiri Tlusty (2) and Jeff Skinner each scored for the Hurricanes in the victory. Tlusty opened the scoring for Carolina, finding the back of the net at 9:09 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Eric Staal and Brett Bellemore.

Anton Khudobin turned in a 35-save effort for the Hurricanes.

Dan Ellis stopped 18 of 20 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Carolina went 0-for-1, while the Panthers were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Carolina lost the shots on goal battle to Florida by a margin of 35-32.

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