Florida at Carolina

    Panthers 4, Hurricanes 1

    CBSSports.com wire reports

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- 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.

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    Scoring Summary
    1st Period
    3:45Erik Gudbranson - Assist: Shawn Matthias
    4:56Power Play - Mike Santorelli - Assists: Jason Garrison and Joe Callahan
    5:39Scott Timmins - Assists: Evgeny Dadonov and Erik Gudbranson
    2nd Period
    3:44Anton Babchuk - Assists: Patrick O'Sullivan and Tom Kostopoulos
    3rd Period
    9:44Nathan Paetsch - Assists: Evgeny Dadonov and Joe Callahan
    Penalty Summary
    1st Period
    2:56Mike Duco: goaltender interference - minor
    3:41Tuomo Ruutu: interference - minor
    7:05Drayson Bowman: tripping - minor
    2nd Period
    2:03Riley Nash: hooking - minor
    8:43Keaton Ellerby: hooking - minor
    17:28Evgeny Dadonov: holding - minor
    3rd Period
    2:50Scott Timmins: hooking - minor
    6:42Mike Santorelli: high-sticking - minor
    9:44Triston Grant: roughing - double-minor
    9:44Tim Gleason: roughing - minor
    Shots on Goal
    Scott Clemmensen31:58161
    Jacob Markstrom28:02170
    Justin Pogge27:5931
    Cam Ward31:58173
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    Referees - Tim Peel, Chris Ciamaga
    Linesmen - Derek Amell, Mark Shewchyk
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