It sure felt like a road game on Panthers' home ice with thousands of Canadian snowbirds chirping, "Go Habs Go!'' and loudly jeering the referees after disallowing two Canadien goals.
But it ended with the diehard Panthers fans getting the last laugh as they sprinkled the ice with plastic rats after a much-needed 4-1 victory over the Canadiens Sunday evening in front of a season-high 19,891 in the BB&T Center.
The combination of the Panthers' red-hot 'B' line of Brad Boyes, Aleksander Barkov and Brad Boyes, along with surprise starting goalie Scott Clemmensen - who seems to save his best saves for the Habs - was enough to snap Florida's three-game losing streak against their first-year division foes.
Barkov scored a goal and had another taken away from him when off-ice officials ruled that Canadiens goalie Peter Budaj had kicked in Brian Campbell's straightaway slapper rather than the Finnish teen poking in the rebound.
Campbell, who was sporting the silly, postgame hero hat...