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Craig Smith, Derek Roy score in shootout, Predators beat Panthers 2-1

  • Nashville Predators goalie Carter Hutton (30) blocks a shot against the Florida Panthers as Predators defenseman Johan Alm (44), of Sweden, and center Derek Roy (21) defend in the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

    Nashville Predators goalie Carter Hutton (30) blocks a shot against the Florida Panthers as Predators defenseman Johan Alm (44), of Sweden, and center Derek Roy (21) defend in the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida Panthers center Brandon Pirri (73) celebrates with right wing Jimmy Hayes (12), and center Vincent Trocheck (21) after scoring against Nashville Predators goalie Carter Hutton (30) in the third period of a preseason NHL hockey game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won in the shootout to win the game 2-1. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

    Florida Panthers center Brandon Pirri (73) celebrates with right wing Jimmy Hayes (12), and center Vincent Trocheck (21) after scoring against Nashville Predators goalie Carter Hutton (30) in the third period of a preseason NHL hockey game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won in the shootout to win the game 2-1. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators defenseman Victor Bartley (64) and Florida Panthers center Quinton Howden (42) collide chasing the puck in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

    Nashville Predators defenseman Victor Bartley (64) and Florida Panthers center Quinton Howden (42) collide chasing the puck in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)  (The Associated Press)

Craig Smith and Derek Roy scored in a shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday in a split-squad exhibition game.

Carter Hutton made 23 saves and stopped both Florida attempts in the shootout.

Smith scored for Nashville (2-1-0) at 4:11 of the first period, converting a rebound of Garrett Noonan's shot. Smith led Nashville with 24 goals last season.

Brandon Pirri's power-play goal with 7:08 left in the third tied it at 1.

Al Montoya played the first two periods for Florida (0-0-2), before giving way to Sam Brittain in the third. Montoya stopped nine of 10 shots, and Brittain made 10 saves.

The game was the first of two between the teams Saturday.