A shot in ice hockey is an attempt by a player to score a goal by striking the puck with their stick in the direction of the net. Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. A goal in Ice hockey provides a team with one point A goal is scored when a puck completely crosses the goal line within the goal frame Method of scoring A puck is a disk used in various types of games serving the same functions as a ball in ball games A hockey stick is a piece of equipment used in Field hockey, Ice hockey, or Roller hockey to move the ball or puck There are four basic types of shots in ice hockey:
- The shovel shot is the simplest most basic shot in a shooter's arsenal. Its execution is simply a shoveling motion to push the puck in the desired direction (be it on the forehand, backhand, or in a spearing motion). Players typically resort to shovelling the puck to push loose pucks past a sprawling, or out-of-position goaltender.
- The wrist shot is executed by positioning the puck toward the middle of the blade. A wrist shot is a type of Ice hockey shot that involves using arm Muscles (especially those in the Wrist and Forearm) to propel a Puck From that position the shooter rolls their back wrist quickly, while thrusting the puck forward with the bottom hand. As the blade propels the puck forward the movement of the wrist rolls the puck toward the end of the blade, causing the puck to spin. The tightness of the spin of the puck has an effect much like the spin a quarterback puts on their football pass, resulting in more accuracy. The puck is aimed with the follow-through of the shot, and will typically fly perfectly in the direction of the extension of the stick, resulting in an extremely accurate shot. NHL players most known for their wrist-shot include Petr Nedved, Luc Robitaille, Teemu Selanne, Joe Sakic, and Pavel Datsyuk. Petr Nedvěd (born on December 9, 1971 in Liberec, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech - Canadian professional Ice hockey Luc Robitaille (born February 17, 1966 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired professional Ice hockey player Teemu Ilmari Selänne (ˈteːmu ˈilmɑri ˈselænːe (born July 3, 1970) is a Finnish professional Ice hockey right winger who currently Joseph Steve Sakic (ˈsɑːkɨk (born July 7 1969 in Burnaby, British Columbia) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre, who has Pavel Valerievich Datsyuk (Па́вел Вале́рьевич Дацю́к (born July 20 1978, in Sverdlovsk, USSR) is a Russian
- The snap shot is a combination of both the slap-shot and the wrist shot. A snap shot is a like an abbreviated slap shot in Ice hockey. The shooter begins by cocking the stick back like a slap-shot (however with not such an exaggerated motion), and finishes with a flicking of the wrist like a wrist shot. The resulting shot has more speed than a wrist shot, while increasing the time it takes to release the shot, balancing its effectiveness. NHL players noted for their snap-shot include Wayne Gretzky, Pavel Bure, Paul Kariya, Patrik Elias, and Alexei Kovalev. Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26 1961 is a retired Canadian professional Ice hockey player Pavel Vladimirovich Bure (Павел Владимирович Буре born on March 31, 1971) is a retired Russian professional Ice hockey Paul Tetsuhiko Kariya (born October 16, 1974 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is a professional Ice hockey player Patrik Eliáš ( English Patrik Elias) (born April 13, 1976 in Třebíč, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech Professional Alexei "Alex" Vyacheslavovich Kovalev (Алексей Вячеславович Ковалёв Aleksey Vyacheslavovich Kovalyov; born February 24, 1973
- The slapshot is the hardest yet most telegraphed shot. A slapshot (or slap shot) in Ice hockey is the hardest shot. It has four stages which are executed in one fluid motion The player winds In sporting terminology to telegraph is to unintentionally alert an opponent to one's immediate situation or intentions The player draws their stick back away from the puck, then forcefully brings it forward to strike the puck. The height and postitioning of the follow-through determines the trajectory of the puck. NHL players most known for their slap-shot include: Ilya Kovalchuk, Brett Hull, Sheldon Souray, Al MacInnis, and Mike Modano. Ilya Valeryevich Kovalchuk ( Russian: Илья Валерьевич Ковальчук Il'ja Valer'jevič Kovalčuk born April 15, 1983, in Tver Brett Andrew Hull (born August 9, 1964 in Belleville, Ontario and raised in Chicago, Winnipeg and Vancouver) is a Sheldon Souray (born July 13, 1976 in Elk Point, Alberta) is a Canadian professional Ice hockey defenceman currently Allan "Al" MacInnis (born July 11 1963 is a former hockey defenceman who played 23 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Calgary Michael Thomas Modano Jr (born June 7 1970, in Livonia, Michigan, United States) is a professional Ice hockey player
- The backhand shot is a wrist shot released from the back of the blade, and on the player's backhand. In Ice hockey, a backhanded shot (or backhander is a shot taken from the backside of the blade. This shot is not as powerful or accurate as any of the other shots, but often comes unexpectedly. Backhand shots are primarily taken close to the goal. NHL players known for their backhand-shot include: Pavel Bure, Luc Robitaille, Mark Messier, Marian Hossa, and Phil Esposito. Pavel Vladimirovich Bure (Павел Владимирович Буре born on March 31, 1971) is a retired Russian professional Ice hockey Luc Robitaille (born February 17, 1966 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired professional Ice hockey player Mark John Douglas Messier (born January 18 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a former Ice hockey centerman of the National Hockey League Marián Hossa (born January 12 1979) is a Slovak professional Ice hockey right winger who currently plays for the Detroit Red Philip Anthony "Espo" Esposito, OC (born February 20, 1942 is a retired professional hockey centre who played 18 seasons in the National
- The one timer can be any of the above shots, when fired in a continuous motion off an incoming pass. A one timer is an Ice hockey shot that occurs when a player meets a teammate's pass with an immediate Slapshot, without any attempt to control the One player passes the puck to another, and while the pass is incoming the player chooses not to stop the puck, instead firing it as it reaches the shooter. This is the lowest accuracy shot, but makes up for it in the difficulty it creates for a goaltender to properly position himself to defend against it. Due to the elasticity of the rubber (albeit frozen) puck, it can also generate significantly more energy, giving it more speed, and faster elevation. When executed as a slapshot (also called a one-time-slapshot) and finding its way into the goal, it's often known as a "goal-scorers goal" due to the difficulty of the timing and placement of the shot. NHL players known for their one-timers include: Wayne Gretzky, Brett Hull, Pavel Bure, Ilya Kovalchuk, Paul Kariya, Joe Sakic, and Mats Sundin. Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26 1961 is a retired Canadian professional Ice hockey player Brett Andrew Hull (born August 9, 1964 in Belleville, Ontario and raised in Chicago, Winnipeg and Vancouver) is a Pavel Vladimirovich Bure (Павел Владимирович Буре born on March 31, 1971) is a retired Russian professional Ice hockey Ilya Valeryevich Kovalchuk ( Russian: Илья Валерьевич Ковальчук Il'ja Valer'jevič Kovalčuk born April 15, 1983, in Tver Paul Tetsuhiko Kariya (born October 16, 1974 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is a professional Ice hockey player Joseph Steve Sakic (ˈsɑːkɨk (born July 7 1969 in Burnaby, British Columbia) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre, who has Mats Johan Sundin (born February 13, 1971) is a Swedish professional Ice hockey player who most recently played for the Toronto Maple Leafs
A count of how many shots are taken by a team is kept and this is often used as rough guide to which team is being more aggressive and dominant. A scoring attempt in hockey (as opposed to soccer) is officially counted as a shot only when it is directed on goal, resulting in a goal or requiring the goaltender to make a save. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered This article is about the goaltender in Ice hockey. For the similar position in other sports see Goalkeeper. In Baseball, a save (abbreviated SV or S) is credited to a Pitcher who finishes a game for the winning team under certain prescribed circumstances This is called a shot on goal. In Field hockey, Ice hockey, Box lacrosse, or Soccer, a shot on goal is a shot that will enter the goal if it is not stopped by the The numbers of shots and saves in a game are especially relevant to goaltenders, whose save percentage is based on how many shots did not get past them. Save percentage (often known by such symbols as SV%, SVP, PCT) is an Ice hockey and Lacrosse Statistic that represents The number of shots taken by skaters and the percentage on which they score is also measured, but these numbers are generally given less weight.
A player is said to shoot left if he holds his stick with the left hand on the bottom and the right hand on top, and is said to be right shot if he holds the stick with the right hand at the bottom and left hand on top. Most right-handed players (that is, in general, players who write, eat, and throw with their right hand) shoot left and most left-handed players shoot right. This is because the bottom hand delivers most of the power while the top hand is responsible for control and stickhandling.
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