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Canadiens defeat Panthers in shootout

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Weal pots backhander early

FLA@MTL: Weal finds twine from tough angle

Jordan Weal powers into the zone and shovels a backhander past Sam Montembeault from a sharp angle, giving the Canadiens an early 1-0 lead

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Jordan Weal scored in the first period and in the shootout for the Montreal Canadiens in a 5-4 preseason win against the Florida Panthers at Bell Centre.

Brett Connolly tied it 4-4 for the Panthers with a power-play goal at 10:10 of the third period.

Brendan Gallagher scored two goals, Weal had a goal and an assist, and Brett Kulak scored for the Canadiens. Carey Price made 13 saves.

Jonathan Ang had a goal and an assist, and Owen Tippett and Anthony Greco scored for the Panthers. Sam Montembeault made 42 saves.

Montreal outshot Florida 46-17.

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