Penalty shots have come a long way.

They used to be rare, only coming into play when a skater got hauled down from behind on a breakaway.

However, in the interest of broadcast time allotments, they've been deciding tie games for years in Europe and international tournaments.

Now that the NHL deploys them, penalty shots have become commonplace.

Believe it or not, the success rate for shootout goal hovers in the 32%-35% range. So it's no surprise that some players look to get more creative to improve their chances.

Click over to The Daily Player to not only see the latest and greatest of their strategies and skills but also some nifty cool blasts from the past.

Here at Fanorama, we suggest tossing something softer around just in case you or someone you know go 'way off target. Consider this studly-yet-target-friendly cornhole set with an aluminum frame:

cornhole set with an aluminum frame

If you nail someone with one of these beanbags, odds are they won't go down like a tree. That's because they're made of authentic Duck Cloth and don't hit like bricks.

This allows you to laugh, joke, and offer a quality adult beverage outta sympathy ... and insurance against retaliation.

So your downside is still an upside! Not bad for a mere $109.99!

When your aim is what it's supposed to be, you'll appreciate the water-resistant MDF board surface that provides just the right amount of slide.

And as we know, it's all about the slide. Plus free shipping. Rock it.

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