Perry, Stamkos score two each as Lightning beat Panthers

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Corey Perry (10) sets up for a score past Florida Panthers goaltender Spencer Knight, left, during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)

Corey Perry and Steven Stamkos each scored twice and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the visiting Florida Panthers 6-2 in a preseason game Thursday night.

Anthony Cirelli and Pat Maroon also scored for Tampa Bay, and Brian Elliott finished with 21 saves.

Joe Thornton and Owen Tippett scored for the Panthers. Spencer Knight started and allowed three goals on 17 shots through the first two periods, and Christopher Gibson gave up three goals on six shots in the third.

ISLANDERS-DEVILS CANCELED

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils’ game against the New York Islanders was canceled due to a power outage.

The lights in one part of Prudential Center went out before the start of the game and could not be restored. After consulting with the NHL and the Islanders, it was decided that conditions were unsuitable for both teams and the game was canceled.

The Devils finished the preseason 4-1-0 and open the regular season at home Oct. 15 against Chicago.

The Islanders are 3-0-1 and close the preseason on Saturday at the New York Rangers. The Islanders will visit Carolina on Oct. 14 to open a stretch of 13 straight on the road to begin the season while construction finishes on UBS Arena, their new home next to the Belmont Park racetrack.

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