Series (Game 1 of 2)

Florida leads 2-0

Game 1: Thursday, September 20th
Game 2: Tuesday, September 25th

Panthers 1

(2-1-1, 5 pts)

Blackhawks 0

(1-2-0, 2 pts)

8:30 PM ET, September 20, 2007

United Center, Chicago, Illinois

1 2 3 T
FLA 0 0 11
CHI 0 0 00

Panthers 1, Blackhawks 0

Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) -- Stephen Weiss lofted in a rebound with 7:06 left in the third period and Craig Anderson made 38 saves to lead the Florida Panthers to a 1-0 preseason win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

Weiss beat Corey Crawford high on the glove side after Crawford made a pad save on Jordan Henry's shot from the point.

Florida improved to 3-1 in the preseason. Chicago dropped to 1-2.

Both goalies played the entire game. Crawford stopped 26 shots.

Florida outshot Chicago 8-2 in the scoreless first period. The Blackhawks took control territorially in the scoreless second, outshooting the Panthers 23-4.

Florida had one of the best chances in the period, however. Weiss broke in alone just under eight minutes into the second, but Crawford made a pad save on Weiss' low shot.

Anderson stopped and covered up David Koci's point-blank attempt at 4:30 of the third.

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