Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 3/9/13
Photo Credit: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images Rich Clune, picked up on waivers prior to the start of the season on January 15th, has slowly become one of Nashville’s more finely tuned spark-plugs as the Predators reach the midway point of the season. On a night where the Oilers would come in and leave with a 6-0 loss, Clune would find himself in the middle of all of the action. Beginning in the starting lineup on a line with Paul Gaustad and Sergei Kostitsyn, Clune found it to be an honor but more of the coaching staff switching things around. “Whenever you’re called upon to start a game, it’s always a compliment. But I think it was just to switch things up, for whatever reason,” said Clune. “Coach knows what he’s getting out of our line. We’re going to get the puck in, work hard, cycle it, crash the net, and it was just a bit about shuffling the deck.” Nashville would take a 1-0 lead on a powerplay goal only 6:07 into the first period. Two seconds later off the faceoff, Clune and O...
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