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Blocked Shot NHL

What is Blocked Shot NHL?

An attempted shot on net that is prevented from reaching the net due to being blocked or deflected by an opponent. Blocked shots can occur when an opposition player positions himself or slides in front of the shooter and uses their shinpads to block the puck or use their stick to deflect the puck.

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Blocking shots is an important role for both forwards and defensemen in the defensive zone as less pucks to the net mean less opportunities for goals.

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