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Hockey physics: What are the forces responsible for a good slap shot? Naturally, we asked a physicist

Hockey fans everywhere love a good slap shot. It is one of the most widely used tools in the game, responsible for some of the sport’s most memorable moments.

It’s a skill perfected by all the top goal-scorers, including Northeastern’s Aidan McDonough and Alina Mueller, who lead their teams into their respective Beanpot finals. The men face Harvard at 7:30 p.m. Monday at TD Garden, while the women play at Boston College at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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