Clemmensen, Wilson, Kreps lead Panthers past Stars 3-1 in pre-season

DALLAS – Scott Clemmensen made 26 saves, Clay Wilson and Kamil Kreps scored power-play goals in the second period and the Florida Panthers beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 Tuesday night in pre-season play.

Evgeni Dadonov also scored and Michal Repik had two assists for Florida (3-3).

Clemmensen, signed as a free agent in the off-season as the backup to Tomas Vokoun, smothered a point-blank shot by Dallas rookie Jamie Benn 25 seconds into the final period.

Benn ended Clemmensen’s shutout bid at 10:11 of the third period while the Stars (2-2) skated 5-on-3.

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Rookie goalies Matt Climie and Brent Krahn shared the load for Dallas (2-2), which opened a stretch of three games in three nights. The teams meet again at Florida on Wednesday night.

Climie, who stopped 12 of 13 shots, was beaten by Wilson from the left circle at 11:09 of the second period. At that point, Climie was replaced by Krahn.

Kreps made it 2-0 at 14:05 of the second, converting a goal-mouth feed from Rostislav Olesz, and Dadonov tapped Jeff Taffe’s centring pass by Krahn at 6:09 of the final period.