Panthers 4, Hurricanes 1
Erik Gudbranson had a goal and an assist, and the Florida
Panthers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday night in the
preseason opener for both teams.
Gudbranson, Mike Santorelli and Scott Timmins scored against
Carolina starter Cam Ward on three straight shots in a span of 1
minute, 54 seconds in the first period. That put Florida ahead 3-0
less than 6 minutes into the game.
Nathan Paetsch also scored and Joe Callahan and Evgeny Dadonov
had two assists apiece for the Panthers.
Anton Babchuk scored a short-handed goal for the Hurricanes.
Ward made 17 saves in 32 minutes before giving way to Justin
Pogge, who made three stops the rest of the way. Florida’s Scott
Clemmensen stopped 16 shots in 32 minutes and was relieved by Jacob
Markstrom, who made the final 17 saves.