Montreal Canadiens 3, Florida Panthers 1

MONTREAL (AP) — Paul Byron scored twice and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Florida Panthers 3-1 on Friday night after losing their first six preseason games.

Andrew Shaw also scored, and Charlie Lindgren made 22 saves in his return from a lower-body injury.

Evgenii Dadonov scored for Florida, and Roberto Luongo stopped 20 shots.

Byron opened the scoring in the first period, and gave the Canadiens a 2-1 lead with a short-handed goal midway through the second. Shaw scored early in the third.

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