slap shot


Definition of slap shot

: a shot in ice hockey made with a swinging stroke

Examples of slap shot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The goalie also stopped a slap shot by Trouba and a follow by Panarin two minutes later. Vin Cherwoo, Hartford Courant, 11 May 2022 The league will incorporate the video into live telecasts to walk viewers through the workings of a breakaway goal or give them a first-person look at what really happens when a goalie takes a 100 mph slap shot to the noggin. Will Egensteiner, Outside Online, 29 Sep. 2014 Lekkerimaki, a 5-11, 172-pound right-handed shooter, has a stellar slap shot but also isn't afraid to get in front of the net and grind his way to a goal. Tony Garcia, Detroit Free Press, 7 July 2022 Michael Nylander ripped a slap shot from the right circle that sank behind Nedeljkovic. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 27 Feb. 2022 But the Lightning led 1-0 on Friday, thanks to Rutta's first goal of this year's playoffs on a slap shot that got through goalie Darcy Kuemper. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, 25 June 2022 Two days prior, the Wings lost Game 6 at Olympia when Maple Leafs defenseman Bobby Baum, who suffered a broken ankle late in regulation from a Gordie Howe slap shot, returned for overtime and scored the winner at 2:43. Gene Myers, Detroit Free Press, 6 June 2022 Parayko scored his second goal of the postseason on a slap shot from the point 3:55 into the game to put St. Louis ahead 1-0. David Solomon, ajc, 22 May 2022 Backlund’s third goal of the series came on a slap shot, about four minutes after Johnny Gaudreau’s nifty pass across the front of the Dallas net to Michael Stone for the easy tip-in. Stephen Hawkins, ajc, 14 May 2022 See More

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1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Slap shot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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