wrist shot


Definition of wrist shot

: 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

Examples of wrist shot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jared Mangan tied the game at 1-1, scoring on a wrist shot after finding space in the middle of the zone. Chris Bieri, Anchorage Daily News, 9 May 2022 Kane knocked in a rebound at 6:27 and Hyman chased Quick at 7:42 with a wrist shot to the near post to make it 4-0. Joe Reedy, ajc, 7 May 2022 Jordan Harris had his first career goal to open the spree, Mike Hoffman tapped in a loose puck in the crease and Caufield scored on a wrist shot. Steve Svekis, Sun Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2022 Smith put the Bruins up 2-1 in the second with a wrist shot from the high slot that beat Merzlikins amid heavy traffic in front for his 16th. Mitch Stacy, courant.com, 4 Apr. 2022 Brad Fast beat Florida goalie Roberto Luongo with a wrist shot to tie the game at 6-6 late in the third period. Austin Knoblauchassistant Editor, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2022 Svechnikov cut the lead to 2-1 just 10 seconds into a power play with a wrist shot from the left point. Erik Erlendsson, Star Tribune, 19 Apr. 2021 With Boston short-handed after Ullmark flipped the puck over the glass for a delay-of-game penalty early in the third, Zibanejad fired in a wrist shot from the bottom of the left circle. Ken Powtak, Hartford Courant, 23 Apr. 2022 Swayman couldn’t get a glove on the wrist shot by Armia, whose fourth goal of the season gave Montreal a 2-1 lead. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of wrist shot

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wrist shot was circa 1899

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17 May 2022

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“Wrist shot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrist%20shot. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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