Panthers beat Predators 6-3 in split-squad game

Cullen returns as Predators send Stalberg to Milwaukee, place Clune on waivers (Image 1)
Cullen returns as Predators send Stalberg to Milwaukee, place Clune on waivers (Image 1)

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – The Florida Panthers scored three goals in the third period and beat the Nashville Predators 6-3 in the first game of a split-squad, preseason double-header on Monday.

Brad Boyes put the Panthers ahead 4-3 with 7:16 remaining. Scottie Upshall had his second goal of the game with 6:37 remaining and Quinton Howden scored at the 15:37 mark to cap the third-period outburst.

Nashville led 3-1 after the opening period with goals by Kevin Henderson (0:44), Filip Forsberg (7:39), and Shea Weber (19.27).

Upshall scored his first goal on a power play at 6:01 in the first.

Florida's Erik Gudbranson had two goals at 14:14 and 18:13 of the second.

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