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 Rasmussen took advantage of a bad pass attempt by Josh Anderson to intercept the puck early in the first period, went around defender Mike Matheson and popped a wrist shot behind Jake Allen. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 27 Jan. 2023 Trenin tied it again at 8:15 of the second with a short-handed goal off of a wrist shot from the slot that went in just underneath the crossbar. Dallas News, 27 Dec. 2022 But Quinnipiac was too much in the third, starting with a routine save by Portillo on a Lipkin wrist shot. Tony Garcia, Detroit Free Press, 7 Apr. 2023 Rookie Tye Kartye scored his third of the playoffs beating Jake Oettinger with a wrist shot less than three minutes later, and the Kraken withstood several pushes by the Stars to send the series back to Texas. Tim Booth, ajc, 14 May 2023 Husso faced just one shot the first 19 minutes — and got dinged by Killorn on a wrist shot from the left circle. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 14 Apr. 2023 With Kings defenseman Alex Edler in the penalty box, McDavid scored his first goal of the series on a wrist shot from the left circle that got past Korpisalo’s glove and into the upper-right corner of the net at 7:42 of the second period. Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2023 The finalist for the Hobey Baker Award (college hockey’s equivalent to the Heisman Trophy) sent a quick wrist shot between the legs of WMU goalie Cameron Rowe for a 1-0 lead and Hutson’s 15th goal of the season and 48th point (most among college defensemen). Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 23 Mar. 2023 On the first Stars goal, Jamie Benn won the faceoff directly to Roope Hintz, who beat Gustavsson with a wicked wrist shot just three seconds into the man-advantage. Chuck Carlton, Dallas News, 18 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Wrist shot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrist%20shot. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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