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 Then 2:05 into the second, Krashik picked up the puck at the blue line and sent a wrist shot past Stauber on the glove side. Staff Reports, courant.com, "State colleges: UConn blanks No. 15 Providence in men’s hockey," 28 Dec. 2020 Ljungman described himself as a 200-foot center with a good wrist shot. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Size wasn’t a priority as Stars bet on high-risk, high-reward players on day 2 of the NHL draft," 8 Oct. 2020 Five minutes after Alex Killorn gave Tampa Bay its first lead of the game with a turnaround far side wrist shot, Pavelski answered with his second goal of the night, this one a bouncing puck that went off Kevin Shattenkirk and into the net. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Stars lose overtime heartbreaker in Game 4, Lightning now lead series 3-1," 25 Sep. 2020 His wrist shot from the top of the right circle came at the end of an odd-man rush that followed Lehner's kick save at the other end on a shot by Seguin. orlandosentinel.com, "Dallas reaches Stanley Cup Final with 3-2 OT win over Vegas," 15 Sep. 2020 Around the time Mika Zibanejad gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead (wrist shot glove side past Francouz), the NHL released its statement, electing to not follow the NBA’s immediate lead in postponing play. Ryan O’halloran, The Denver Post, "Overtime goal lifts MacKinnon-less Avalanche past Rangers," 11 Mar. 2020 Theodore scored his third goal of the postseason, flicking a wrist shot past Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford from the right circle. Fox News, "Lehner, Golden Knights shut down Blackhawks 4-1 in opener," 12 Aug. 2020 Brayden Point's goal ended the Lightning-Blue Jackets game 95 seconds short of the time of Boucher's game that finished with Keith Primeau's wrist shot past Ron Tugnutt. Stephen Whyno, Star Tribune, "Boucher witnesses NHL marathon 20 years after his 5 OT game," 12 Aug. 2020 The Jackets also came inches from scoring the game’s first goal, when Boone Jenner rung a hard wrist shot off the crossbar behind Andersen with 5:45 left in the opening period. Brian Hedger, USA TODAY, "Pierre-Luc Dubois scores hat trick after goalie change as Blue Jackets rally past Maple Leafs," 7 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of wrist shot

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Wrist shot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrist%20shot. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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