What are the different types of shots in hockey?
- Other shots.
Side-line − The line that marks the length of the hockey field is considered as side-line. Striker − The player who shoots the ball is called striker. Tackle − It is a defense action to take the ball from the opponent. Undercutting − Penalty for swinging harder under the ball to raise it.
Muffin: a shot that should have been stopped after wavering back and forth in the air all the way to the net. Pillows: the goaltender's leg pads. Plumber: maybe not the best player on the team, but a hard working player who does the dirty work in the corners.
Pizza: A brutal pass up the middle of the ice intercepted by the opposing team.
The player picks up the puck on the blade of the stick and controls it like a lacrosse player cradling the ball. Then the player lifts up the stick and tucks the puck around the post and into the top of the net, past the goaltender. There are variations of the goal, but all share the same general principle.
The wrist shot is the most accurate shot in hockey and typically the first one taught to children when they begin to play. It relies mostly on wrist and arm strength.
The 'strong side' is the side with the puck and the 'weak side' is the side away from the puck.
Dangles, dirty dangles
Refers to dangling the puck in front to distract players from body movements during maneuvering.
Snarl: The step before the donnybrook/dropping the mitts/tilly/fisticuffs. Tilly: Oh look, it's another word for a fight!
- Drives. The most common of all shots are the drives. ...
- Slap Shots. ...
- Flicks. ...
- Push Passes. ...
Which shot is the hardest for a goalie to stop?
Q: Which shot is the hardest for a goalie to stop? A: Generally speaking, it is one that's low and to the stick side. Some goaltenders overplay to the stick side, presenting a more inviting target on the glove side.
Ovechkin's wrist shot is his most effective shot, because he combines a lightning-quick release with a dose of trickery. He will fake a shot to get the goalie to commit to one direction before he fires the shot in another.
- Alex Ovechkin. 5 of 5.
- Steven Stamkos. 4 of 5. ...
- Daniel Sedin. 3 of 5. ...
- Evgeni Malkin. 2 of 5. ...
- Rick Nash. 1 of 5. The question remains to be seen where Nash will take these wrist shots in the future, but whoever gets his services will have one of the most lethal shots in the league.