“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take,” says hockey great Wayne Gretzky. In other words, don’t be timid about shooting the puck toward the goal. Don’t worry if you have enough skill, confidence or luck. Just take the damn shot. You’ll never score if you don’t shoot … or so the theory goes. But an event in a recent pro hockey game showed there’s an exception to the rule. New York player Chris Kreider was guiding the puck with his stick as he skated toward the Minnesota team’s goalie. When Kreider cocked and swung his stick, he missed the puck entirely. He whiffed. And yet the puck kept sliding slowly along all by itself. It somehow flummoxed the goalie, sneaking past him right into the net. Goal! New rule: You miss only 99.9 percent of the shots you don’t take. You will soon benefit from this loophole.