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It took just 21 seconds for the Carolina Hurricanes to give up a goal. And that was what made the difference as the well-rested Canes were beaten 1-0 Wednesday night by the Florida Panthers, which used two goalies to hold on to that slimmest of leads for the next 59-plus minutes.
One week after dominating the Norfolk Admirals in Charlotte, the Checkers could not find the same success in the American Hockey League rematch, falling 4-1 Wednesday night and matching a franchise-worst six-game road winless streak.