slap shot


Definition of slap shot 

: a shot in ice hockey made with a swinging stroke

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Pearson then put the Kings ahead to stay with a power-play goal, redirecting a Drew Doughty slap shot with 3 1/2 minutes left in the period. Kevin Baxter,, "Kings make themselves at home by rallying for 5-2 win over Blue Jackets," 2 Mar. 2018 Justin Faulk's slap shot from the blue line nicked Mrazek's glove and fluttered over the Detroit netminder's back, and Aho knocked it in the air and into the net. USA TODAY, "Helm, Mrazek lead Red Wings to 4-1 win over Hurricanes," 2 Feb. 2018 By the time the plumber had pulled out every puck Blair had put through the wall practicing his slap shot, the stack was at least 10 high. David Haugh,, "Thanks, hockey, for making my son stronger and helping fathers understand kids a little better," 15 June 2018 Kane scored with a slap shot from the right circle on a power play to open the scoring and added another power play goal almost from the same spot for a 2-0 lead. Karel Janicek,, "Patrick Kane scores twice as U.S. routs Norway 9-3 at hockey worlds," 13 May 2018 Subban tied it with a slap shot for Nashville’s first power-play goal of the series at 5:04 of the second. The Associated Press, New York Times, "Capitals Hold On to Early Lead, Tying Series With the Penguins," 30 Apr. 2018 Both Nicolas Roy and Aleksi Saarela nearly scored on slap shots, and Lyon spent a chunk of the period lunging to make saves. Steve Lyttle, charlotteobserver, "Whew! How historic night - and morning - ends in disappointment for Charlotte Checkers | Charlotte Observer," 10 May 2018 Reed Larson Defenseman | Years played in Detroit: 1976-1986 | Career Detroit stats: 708 games, 188 goals, 382 assists, 570 points The buzz: Known for his offensive prowess and hard slap shot... Three-time All-Star... Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Greatest Detroit Red Wings player of all time? Vote now #DetroitGOAT," 11 June 2018 The Flyers gave it back when Clutterbuck's deflection of Nick Leddy's slap shot gave him his 200th point at 15:37 of the first. USA TODAY, "Ivan Provorov leads feisty Flyers to 6-4 win over Islanders," 4 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of slap shot

1924, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of slap shot

ice hockey : a shot that is made by swinging your stick with a lot of force

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