Flames burn Panthers in both teams' preseason openers

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Calgary linemates Dustin Boyd and Chuck
Kobasew scored goals and rookie Brent Khan made 36 saves to help
the Flames beat the Florida Panthers 3-1 on Sunday night in the
exhibition opener for both teams.

Carsen Germyn also scored for Calgary, playing its first game
under new coach Jim Playfair. After four seasons as an assistant,
Playfair was promoted during the summer when Darryl Sutter stepped
down to concentrate on his general manager duties.

Ed Belfour, the 41-year-old goalie signed by Florida as a free
agent, allowed the three goals on 14 shots before giving away to
Jean-Marc Pelletier halfway through the second period. Pelletier
stopped all 11 shots he faced.

Olli Jokinen scored for the Panthers.

Calgary veterans Jarome Iginla, Dion Phaneuf, Daymond Langkow,
Tony Amonte and Robyn Regher did not play.