February 14, 2010 11:41 am

Clune's family night

Rich Clune had two assists Saturday night, for his first multi-point game in his second NHL game. He also did it in front of family, as his father and a cousin made the trip out from Toronto…

CLUNE: “My dad and my cousin made it out. Someone let them down to the bench area at the end, and they got a little crazy. Got to keep those guys locked up upstairs.”

Clune is a pretty hilarious guy, the same guy who, before a training-camp interview with LAKings.com, said ruefully, “I left my teeth at the hotel.” Clune also got the puck from his first NHL assist, on the second-period goal scored by Brad Richardson…

CLUNE: “In the American league [AHL], they don’t really do that for assists but, you know, it’s the NHL, the best league in the world. You’ve got to cherish every minute of it.”

Reporters joked with Clune about his point-per-game output so far, but Clune takes his job as an “energy” player seriously…

CLUNE: “The one thing that will be constant is my work ethic. I can’t promise points, assists and goals, and I don’t think the organization is looking for that from me. But the one thing I’ve got to do every night is work hard, and play smart, and things will come when they come.”

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