Science of a Slap Shot (video) Northeastern University Loading video... Caption Christopher Hasson, Northeastern University assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, studies muscle mechanics, specifically in the context of aging. His intimate knowledge of the way our bodies move gives him a unique perspective when it comes to watching contact sports like hockey. Here, he explains the technicalities of the motion behind a slap shot. Credit Video by Craig LaPlante, Northeastern University Usage Restrictions May use with above credit Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.