Panthers split pair of split-squad preseason games vs. Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Connor Brickley had two goals and an assist, helping the Florida Panthers beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 in a preseason split-squad game on Tuesday night.

Henrik Haapala, Michael Matheson and Denis Malgin also scored for Florida. Starting goaltender James Reimer stopped all 15 shots he faced, and reserve Harri Sateri allowed three goals on 19 shots.

Cody McLeod, Emil Pettersson and Viktor Arvidsson scored for Nashville. Juuse Saros finished with 23 saves on 27 shots.

In the second split-squad game, Miikka Salomaki scored at 3:07 of overtime to lift the Predators to a 3-2 victory.

Salomaki also scored the first of two Nashville goals in the second period. Pekka Rinne made 10 saves before being replaced by Anders Lindback, who stopped 14 of 15 shots.

Vincent Trocheck and Jared McCann scored for the Panthers.

Roberto Luongo made eight saves for Florida on eight shots. Reserve Samuel Montembeault allowed all three Nashville goals on 11 shots.