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Hillen and Mueller scored 1:37 apart against Carolina backup goalkeeper Justin Peters, who entered the game at the start of the third.

Alexei Ponikarovsky had two goals for Carolina.

Carolina goalkeeper Cam Ward saw his first action of the preseason after being slowed by upper body stiffness since the opening of training camp a week ago. Ward started and played 40 minutes. He gave up a goal to Nashville’s David Legwand at 17:58 of the second period.

Sabres 2, Maple Leafs 1

TORONTO (AP) _ Jason Pominville scored on the power play at 14:42 of the third period and Buffalo won its third straight preseason game.

The Maple Leafs killed off four previous penalties before Pominville connected for the Sabres with the man advantage.

Buffalo’s Matt Ellis fed rookie Corey Tropp off a Leafs turnover and he beat Reimer low for a 1-0 lead.

Phil Kessel tied it for Toronto in the second on a power-play goal.

Lightning 5, Panthers 2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Ryan Shannon scored two goals in the second period and Dwayne Roloson made 31 saves in Tampa Bay’s victory.

Mattias Ritola opened the scoring eight minutes into the game, lifting a backhander past Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom with 7 seconds remaining on a power play.

Shannon capitalized on another man-advantage situation at 6:31 of the second period, then scored again at the 12:55 mark.

Jack Skillie broke through for the Panthers on a power play 4:20 into the third after the Panthers came up empty on six opportunities in the first two periods.

Michal Repik scored Florida’s other goal 12 minutes later.

Carter Ashton and Vincent Lecavalier had third-period goals for Tampa Bay.

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