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VIDEO: Rich Clune — yes, Rich Clune — scores on a penalty shot

Rich Clune (Sarah Fuqua)

The Nashville Predators beat the Dallas Stars, 4-0, tonight but the real story was the unlikely penalty shot goal scorer.

Tough guy Rich Clune was hauled down on a breakaway by Stars defenseman Jordie Benn midway through the contest. As a result, the Preds winger — who had scored his first NHL goal just 36 days earlier — was awarded a penalty shot.

When asked by radio analyst and former NHLer Stu Grimson if he had ever scored on a penalty shot, Clune replied “If you do your research on the internet, you’ll be able to pull up my stats from my last year in junior in Barrie where I went four-for-four in shootouts. 100 percent no lie.”

The hashtag #100PercentNoLie” appeared promptly on Twitter and no doubt will become a season-long thing.

Nashville is now 3-0-0 when Clune scores a goal. Additionally, they have scored at least four goals in each of those games as well.

PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Fuqua (used with permission)

VIDEO CREDIT: HockeyVideoHD // YouTube