Alex Belzile scored a tiebreaking shorthanded goal at 13:57 of the third period to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 win against the Florida Panthers in the Kraft Hockeyville Canada 2019 preseason game at K.C. Irving Regional Centre in Bathurst, New Brunswick.
Jeff Petry and Matthew Peca each had a goal and assist for Montreal, which has won its first two preseason games. Riley Barber scored, and Charlie Lindgren made 17 saves.
Evgenii Dadonov and Jonathan Huberdeau each had a goal and an assist, Mike Hoffman scored, and Aaron Ekblad had two assists for Florida, which lost two split squad games to the Nashville Predators on Monday. Chris Driedger made 15 saves.
The Canadiens and Panthers play at Montreal on Thursday.