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 Eichel picked up his second of the game midway through the second, scoring on a hard wrist shot from the slot. BostonGlobe.com, "Eichel’s big night helped the struggling Sabres snap a six-game losing streak and improve to 10-6-3.," 17 Nov. 2019 Gurianov beat Flames defenseman Noah Hanifin and skated in on Rittich for a wrist shot into the upper right corner of the net. Washington Post, "Flames score 3 power-play goals, beat Stars 5-1," 23 Dec. 2019 Bonino had a little open space and snapped off a quick wrist shot that beat Jones on the short side. Jim Diamond, SFChronicle.com, "Sharks fall to Predators for 5th straight loss," 11 Dec. 2019 Alex DeBrincat captured a rebound outside the slot and found Kane streaking in from the top of the faceoff circle, where his wrist shot beat Khudobin for his 12th goal of the season. Jimmy Greenfield, chicagotribune.com, "Blackhawks snap a 3-game skid with a 3-0 win over the Stars as Corey Crawford notches his 26th career shutout," 26 Nov. 2019 Kane ended the Canucks’ hopes of a comeback with his fifth goal of the season — and first on the power play — on a laser wrist shot that beat Markstrom with 5:06 left in regulation. Jimmy Greenfield, chicagotribune.com, "Alex DeBrincat’s acrobatic goal and Patrick Kane’s 3 points lift the Blackhawks to a 5-2 win over the Canucks," 7 Nov. 2019 Dadonov tied the score at 2-2 when his wrist shot beat Varlamov with 6:02 left in the third period. Scott Charles, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Nelson scores in shootout, Islanders beat Panthers 3-2," 12 Oct. 2019 Pysyk got open in the slot, took a feed from Frank Vatrano and sent a 30-foot wrist shot through Rittich's pads. sun-sentinel.com, "Panthers get four-point game from Barkov, extend road point streak in shootout loss to Flames," 25 Oct. 2019 Mills, Niagara’s lone Minnesotan, snapped off a wrist shot that eluded Moe’s glove hand. Jess Myers, Twin Cities, "Men’s hockey: Gophers sweep away Niagara," 20 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of wrist shot

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2020

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“Wrist shot.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrist%20shot. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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