SUNRISE, Fla., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Brett McLean finished off an offensive duel by scoring with 6:54 left in the third period Thursday, giving Florida a 5-4 decision over Carolina.
Five players scored for the Panthers, who won their third straight. Carolina had beaten Florida just once in their previous 11 meetings. Tomas Vokoun stopped 29 shots for the Panthers.
The Hurricanes had a two-game winning streak stopped.