drop pass


Definition of drop pass

: a pass in ice hockey in which the passer skates past the puck leaving it for a teammate following close behind

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Recent Examples on the Web And Warren Foegele misfired on a no-look drop pass to Jordan Staal on a two-on-one break. Social-distancing rules went out the window very early with Williams and Stome exchanging punches during a game in which each team was penalized nine times. John Wawrow, Star Tribune, "Aho leads Hurricanes to 3-2 win over Rangers in NHL's return," 1 Aug. 2020 Defenseman Ryan Graves got his ninth of a season, taking a drop pass from Gabe Landeskog and using a wrister to score under the glove of Quick, who was tremendous to that point. Mike Chambers, The Denver Post, "Avalanche sweeps two-game SoCal trip with shootout victory at L.A. Kings," 23 Feb. 2020 With 1:49 left in the third period, Miro Heiskanen went from end to end and left a drop pass to Tyler Seguin, who throttled it past Koskinen. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "How a comeback OT win over the Oilers was the difference between the Stars being winners, losers of the NHL playoff format," 30 May 2020 Brad Richardson scored under similar circumstances at 6:47 when Vinnie Hinostroza left a drop pass for Christian Fischer attacking the Anaheim zone. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Arizona Coyotes roar back in third period, beat Anaheim Ducks," 2 Jan. 2020 Nathan MacKinnon took a drop pass from Landeskog from the left wing, drove between the circles and fired a low shot. Mike Chambers, The Denver Post, "Avalanche allows three goals in final three minutes in loss to Hurricanes," 19 Dec. 2019 With Kody Clark off for slashing, Fogarty took a drop pass from Joey Keane at his own blue line and clicked on a strong solo rush. Staff Report, courant.com, "Wolf Pack fall at Hershey in overtime," 1 Dec. 2019 Buffalo scored first, at 12:10 of the opening period, when Jokiharju walked around Hertl at center and left a drop pass that Marcus Johansson fired from the left circle and beat Jones. Ross Mckeon, SFChronicle.com, "Zemgus Girgensons’ late goal ends Sharks’ winning streak," 19 Oct. 2019 Like a talent for seeing personal flaws and dropped passes, then looking deeper. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "Goofball to gamer: Journey of 49ers’ Kendrick Bourne ... and Kyle Shanahan," 11 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of drop pass

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Drop pass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20pass. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of drop pass

ice hockey : a pass in which a player stops the puck and skates past it in order to leave it for another player who is close behind

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