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.