Definitions for "Bank shot"
When a player executes a shot that crosses the centerline and directs the puck into the left or right rail.
A bank shot is a way of indirectly connecting two switch box pins that cannot be connected directly. If you want to route a bank shot through a switch box, you must select (in the correct order) the local lines leading to all of the pins you want to connect.
A shot that caroms off the backboard before touching the rim.