Horton slipped the puck beneath Martin Gerber's pads to give the
Panthers the win in their first preseason game.
Florida forced the game into a shootout after tying the game on
a goal by Rostislav Olesz three minutes into the third period.
Carolina forward Kevyn Adams missed a chance to win the game in
overtime with about one minute left when his shot went off the
Florida suffered through 17 penalties, but the Hurricanes were
able to convert only twice as they were 2-for-16. Carolina had
eight penalties and Florida went 1-for-7 on the power play.
Jamie McLennan started in goal for Florida and stopped 11 of 12
shots. Jean- Marc Pelletier relieved McLennan midway through the
second period and finished the game. Pelletier made 15 saves
against 18 shots and stopped all four in the shootout.