Nathan Gerbe logged 10:06 of ice time in his return to the lineup from off-season back surgery.
He had one shot and suffered a bit of a scare when he was the victim of a boarding penalty from Carolina forward Drayson Bowman in the first period. "That's something that made me go in for the back surgery from the start," Gerbe said. "I'm expecting to be sore. Right now it's not too bad, but I'm sure tomorrow it'll be a different story."