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Encyclopedia > Long Bomb (Ice Hockey)

The Long bomb, also known as the bomb, the bomb pass or the long-bomb pass, in ice hockey is a relatively simple type of pass to accomplish and can be done in many different ways. The term was borrowed from North American football[1] where a similar pass is used. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...

The long bomb is usually done by a defenceman deep in his zone where he then lobs the puck forward with the expectation of reaching one of his forwards found in the neutral zone behind the opposing team's defencemen just outside their blue line. If successful, the forward then has an unobstructed path, or a breakaway opportunity, straight to his adversaries' goaltender. Defence (defense in the U.S.A.) in hockey is a player position with a primary responsibility to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals. ... See Puck (mythology), a nature spirit Puck (comics), a diminuitive superhero in Marvel Comics Puck (Shakespeare), from A Midsummer Nights Dream Hockey puck, the ball used to play ice hockey Puck (moon), a moon of Uranus Puck, Poland, a town in Poland Puck, a character in the Japanese anime... Forward is a hockey player position on the ice whose responsibility is primarily offense. ... A hockey rink is an ice rink specifically designed for the game of ice hockey. ... A breakaway in ice hockey is a situation in which a player with the puck has no defending players, except for the goaltender, between himself and the opposing goal, leaving him free to skate in and shoot at will (assuming he can skate faster than the defenders trying to catch... Patrick Roy, a retired ice hockey goaltender The goaltender (also known colloquially as goalie or netminder) in ice hockey is the player who defends his teams goal net by stopping shots of the puck from entering his teams net, thus preventing the opposing team from scoring. ...

Although the long bomb is fairly new in the National Hockey League (NHL), it's application is actually much older as it has been prevalent in European hockey leagues where the two-line pass offside violation has essentially been non-existant making the long bomb possible. In the NHL, the red line has only been made obsolete for making offside calls by linesmen as of the 2005-2006 season when many rules were changed making the long bomb only possible as of that year. NHL redirects here. ... In ice hockey, play is said to be offside if a player on the attacking team enters the attacking zone before the puck. ... A hockey rink is an ice rink specifically designed for the game of ice hockey. ... American Hockey League referee Dean Morton In ice hockey, an official is a person who has some responsibility in enforcing the rules or maintaining the order of the game. ...


  1. ^ "Passing goes 3-D in the 21st century", IHWC.net, 08/05/2006.



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