slap shot


Definition of slap shot

: a shot in ice hockey made with a swinging stroke

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Trailing 2-0, Arizona got on the board with eight minutes remaining when Ekman-Larsson scored on a slap shot from the left point that beat Grubauer. Dennis Georgatos, The Seattle Times, "MacKinnon’s shootout goal lifts Avs past Coyotes 3-2," 29 Mar. 2019 Henrik Zetterberg’s unit with Anthony Mantha, Martin Frk, Gustav Nyquist and Justin Abdelkader were on for all but the last 18 seconds, and Grubauer stopped slap shots from Mantha and Frk. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings blanked by Capitals, 1-0; officially out for playoffs," 22 Mar. 2018 Arvidsson gave Nashville a 3-2 lead with a slap shot from the right circle at 18:41 of the second. The Associated Press, New York Times, "Capitals Hold On to Early Lead, Tying Series With the Penguins," 30 Apr. 2018 Calderone, on a power play, whipped a slap shot past Oettinger from the mid-slot after a centering feed from Cooper Marody. John Doyle, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan hockey advances to Frozen Four for first time since 2011," 25 Mar. 2018 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

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First Known Use of slap shot

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of slap shot was in 1924

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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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to shake or wave menacingly

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