wrist shot

wrist shot
noun Date: circa 1899 a quick usually short-range shot in ice hockey made while the puck is against the blade of the stick by snapping the blade quickly forward

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Snap shot (ice hockey) — A snap shot is a like an abbreviated slap shot in ice hockey. The purpose of the snap shot is to combine the main advantages of the wrist shot (shot accuracy and quick delivery) and the slap shot (puck speed).The snap shot is accomplished with a… …   Wikipedia

  • Penalty shot (ice hockey) — In ice hockey, a penalty shot is a type of penalty awarded when a team loses a clear scoring opportunity on a breakaway because of a foul committed by an opposing player. A player from the non offending team is given an attempt to score a goal… …   Wikipedia

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