The Panthers finished 27th in the 30-team NHL in goals scored last season.

Was anyone expecting them to transform overnight?

Florida held a 40-minute scrimmage in Coral Springs on Wednesday night, and no one in the red home jerseys nor anyone in the white road jerseys scored a goal.

The Panthers goaltending, however, was good as usual.

"I was really happy with the goaltending,'' coach Kevin Dineen said. "There were some quality scoring chances that the goalies had to make big saves on. They both look like they are ready to go. We accomplished everything we wanted.''

Florida's two goalies — Jose Theodore and Scott Clemmensen — didn't give up a goal in either of the two 15-minute periods nor the two five-minute overtime sessions.

There were some goals scored during the shootout exhibitions that followed each regular period but, hey, those didn't count.

The Panthers, like the rest of the NHL, will not play any preseason games before opening up the regular season this weekend. For the Panthers, Wednesday will be their final taste of game-like conditions before the lights go on for real Saturday against the Hurricanes.