wrist shot

noun

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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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 Luke Glendening of the Red Wings was caught without a stick, and Labanc's wrist shot through traffic beat Mrazek high to the glove side . USA TODAY, "Red Wings beat Sharks 2-1 in shootout," 31 Jan. 2018 Tucson drew first blood at 11:04 of the first period when defenseman Dakota Mermis snapped a wrist shot over Barracuda goaltender Antoine Bibeau. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Tucson Roadrunners win playoff debut against San Jose Barracuda," 19 Apr. 2018 But 1:24 after Kane registered his second goal, Burns' wrist shot through traffic found the back of the net. Mike Coppinger, latimes.com, "Ducks barely put up a fight in loss to Sharks 3-0," 13 Apr. 2018 Theodore put a wrist shot past Jonathan Quick 2:23 into the game. W.g. Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "Golden Knights beat Kings in Vegas' 1st playoff game," 12 Apr. 2018 Jordan Greenway scored his first NHL goal just 20 seconds after Eric Staal sent a wrist shot past a struggling Connor Hellebuyck, who was pulled for Steve Mason at the second intermission. Stephen Whyno, baltimoresun.com, "Blue Jackets' Calvert scores in OT, puts Capitals in 2-0 series hole heading to Columbus," 16 Apr. 2018

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circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

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