Move over Red Wings, there's a new sheriff in Hockeytown.

After thoroughly dominating the world-class Red Wings in the second period, Panthers cub Jonathan Huberdeau applied the knockout blow early in the third period to stun the Joe Louis Arena faithful in a 2-1 victory Saturday night.

Panthers goalie Tim Thomas, a nearby Flint, Mich., native, did the rest with 22 saves, but he needed a late assist from defenseman Mike Weaver, who cleared a teetering puck away from the goal line. Weaver and the PK units also helped kill off two Red Wings' power plays in the final 10 minutes.

One irate fan kept shouting, "Come on Red Wings, it's Florida!'' So instead of octopuses on the ice, there were plenty of sourpusses exiting into the chilly evening as the Panthers iced their second two-game winning streak of the season and just their third ever win in Detroit.

"This is one of the hardest buildings to play in,'' Panthers coach Peter Horachek said. "You're going to have to play with a lot of energy. They played last night so we had a little bit of an advantage.