The science of a slapshot Posted on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 11:27 am. PTWritten by Shawn King Did you know that when a hockey player winds up for a slap shot they’re not trying to hit the puck?Duh. I’m Canadian. Space Gorilla Neat. Makes it even more impressive that you can actually aim a slapshot. Seems like it should be pretty much impossible. Martin Subscribed to smarter everyday long ago. Neat videos. This one is particularly interesting.