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backhand

1. Sport
a. a stroke made across the body with the back of the hand facing the direction of the stroke
b. (as modifier): a backhand return
2. the side on which backhand strokes are made
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I tried to throw it against the grain, and a backhander is a shot that goalies can have trouble with.
Miller made perhaps the save of the game on Recchi's point-blank backhander with the Bruins short-handed and about 10:30 left in the second period, and he kicked out a deflection in front by Milan Lucic with 1:50 left in the game.
Paine then netted an eight-foot backhander assisted by Corey Grenier.
Derek Fitzpatrick put the Cougars on the board with less than a minute remaining in the first period with a backhander that eluded Santiago to his right.
Olausson's shot from between the circles was saved by Nashville goalie Tomas Vokoun, but Olausson got to the rebound and scored on a backhander for his first goal of the season.
Grobbelaar was filmed picking up a pounds 2000 backhander from Vincent, but claimed he took the money to use as evidence against him.
At the 6:32 mark of the second period, Belanger took a pass from Schneider and beat Burke in close on a backhander.
At the 6:32 mark of the second period, Belanger took a pass from chneider and beat Burke in close on a backhander.
With 12:18 remaining in the second period, Allison came across the Blues' crease with a backhander that was just stopped by Johnson.
The game has been rocking since Luton boss Mike Newell accused agents and executives of taking bungs and his claims were backed up by QPR boss Ian Holloway who admitted he was offered a pounds 30,000 backhander.
With 12:18 remaining in the second period, Jason Allison came across the Blues' crease with a backhander that was just stopped by Johnson.
Olympic team, scored the game winner with just 1:16 left in regulation on a backhander that beat Sabres goaltender Bob Essensa.