Rich Clune's top three goals from the 2013-2014 season. Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

Top 3 Goals: Rich Clune

In this new series of “Top 3 Goals” we are going to highlight the top three goals from each Predators player last season. The minimum amount of goals to be highlighted in the series is obviously three, but for those ‘regular’ players we saw on the ice for the Predators last season that had fewer than three goals we still have footage of them lighting-the-lamp below.

Victor Bartley’s goal against the Calgary Flames.

Mattias Ekholm’s goal against the San Jose Sharks with the nasty backhand.

Well, these three goals weren’t hard to choose from seeing how Rich Clune only had 3 goals last season for the Predators.

Clune finished the season with 10 points for the Predators last year.


Goal #3: Clune’s freebie against the Wild after Ilya Bryzgalov’s embarrassing moment.

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Analysis: Welp, what happened there Mr. Bryzgalov? The Wild’s goalie seemed to have simply tripped over his feet and the Predators pounced on the opportunity at an empty-net. You’ve got to love Gaustad’s little no-look backhand pass to set up Clune for the easy tap-in goal.

Goal #2: Clune’s swing at the puck to beat Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen.

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Analysis: How about the patience and the hands Matt Cullen shows by setting up the pass to Craig Smith; I think Cullen’s nickname should most definitely be “The Surgeon”. Craig Smith of course always putting the puck on net and Dicky Clune is there to bat it in.

Goal #1: The sweet little backhand to beat Lundqvist.

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Analysis: First off, how about that pass from Matt Hendricks, then the hands that Clune displays on handling that puck? I remember watching this goal live on TV and I was in a bit of shock. Great goal, Dicky Clune.



Keep an eye out for the top three goals of Seth Jones‘ rookie-season tomorrow.

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