Lightning edge Panthers in preseason finale
SUNRISE – Andrei Vasilevskiy made 31 saves to lead the Lightning past the Panthers 4-2 in the preseason finale on Saturday night.
Mathieu Joseph, J.T. Miller and Cory Conacher scored for Tampa Bay, which finished the preseason 4-3-0.
Jonathan Huberdeau and Mike Hoffman scored for Florida, which went 3-4-0. Roberto Luongo made 23 saves.
The Panthers open the regular season next Saturday at the Lightning and then open at home against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, Oct. 11. —Wells Dusenbury
Florida Panthers left wing Jonathan Huberdeau (11) is congratulated after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game against Tampa Bay.