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

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His wrist shot beat Lehtonen with help from teammate Christian Fischer limiting Lehtonen's view of the puck on Arizona's second shot on goal of the game. USA TODAY, "Shore's "lacrosse" goal helps Stars beat Coyotes 4-1," 1 Feb. 2018 His wrist shot beat the goalie but hit the crossbar, leaving Donato inches from scoring the game-tying goal. Patrick Donnelly, The Seattle Times, "Saros’ shutout lifts Predators over Wild 1-0," 25 Mar. 2019 The read and subsequent interception were impressive, as was the quick wrist shot moments later that Gostisbehere – who followed the play as a trailer — unleashed for his ninth goal of the season. Sam Donnellon, Philly.com, "Flyers' Shayne Gostisbehere is expanding his game," 10 Jan. 2018 Travis Konecny took the puck away from Shea Theodore near the offensive blue line, and Sean Couturier fed Giroux for a left-circle wrist shot that sailed over Fleury’s glove for his 25th goal, three shy of equaling his career high. Sam Carchidi, Philly.com, "Flyers fall to Vegas on late goal," 12 Mar. 2018 Among DeSmith's better saves was a glove stop on Pesce, his former college teammate, on a wrist shot early in the first period. USA TODAY, "Dea scores 1st NHL goal, Penguins beat Hurricanes, 3-1," 23 Jan. 2018 Former Flyer Zac Rinaldo tied the game at 3-3 with 18 minutes, 1 second left in regulation, putting a right-circle wrist shot over Elliott’s glove. Sam Carchidi, Philly.com, "Nolan Patrick helps Flyers avenge loss to Coyotes; Brian Elliott injured," 10 Feb. 2018 Hagg, of all people, weaved through the Ottawa defense and scored one of the Flyers’ most artistic goals of the season, sending a right-circle wrist shot past Anderson to put the Flyers ahead, 2-0, with 12:46 left in the first. Sam Carchidi, Philly.com, "Soaring Flyers move into first-place tie (temporarily) as they whip Ottawa," 24 Feb. 2018 Hedman then sent a wrist shot past Washington goalie Braden Holtby from the edge of the left circle for a 3-0 lead less than two minutes later. Jeff Seidel, New York Times, "Lightning Lean on Their Stars to Strike Back Against the Capitals," 16 May 2018

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circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

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