Evgeni Dadonov added insurance in the third, but the home club's Jamie Benn decided this was not the night to hand Florida's Scott Clemmensen his first shutout as a Panther, beating the Cats netminder with a PP wrist shot at 10:11 of the third.
Clemmensen finished the evening with 26 saves on 27 shots.
The Panthers return to
the War Memorial Sunrise for their first and only game of the exhibition season tonight at 7:30 against Stars. Former Cats to watch: Karlis Skrastins, Joe Nieuwendyk (but we're not expecting him to come off the bench). And this day cannot go by fast enough.