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(Hockey (Field & Ice)) ice hockey US a goalkeeper


(ˈgoʊlˌki pər)

(in ice hockey, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, etc.) a player whose chief duty is to prevent the ball or puck from crossing or entering the goal.
goal′keep`ing, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goaltender - the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goalgoaltender - the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal
hockey player, ice-hockey player - an athlete who plays hockey
soccer player - an athlete who plays soccer
2.goaltender - the defensive position on an ice hockey or soccer or lacrosse team who stands in front of the goal and tries to prevent opposing players from scoring
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
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Backup goaltender Cristobal Huet - who is 4-7-8 with a .
Goaltender Roman Cechmanek and defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky remained in Los Angeles to nurse injuries.
They were desperate enough to put Mighty Ducks goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere into the goal if it would give them a win and two crucial points.
He beat Blues goaltender Reinhard Divis with a slap shot from just inside the blue line with 4:30 left in the game.
Goaltender Milan Hnilicka was assigned to Manchester (N.
It turned out to be three first-period goals against the Kings' white-hot goaltender Cristobal Huet that was the hardest to overcome.
Although Sean Avery brought the sellout crowd of 18,118 to its feet by scoring with 8:55 minutes remaining to make it a one-goal game, Blues goaltender Chris Osgood held on to post his 300th career victory.
ANAHEIM - Mighty Ducks goaltender Martin Gerber wasn't quite sharp enough Friday.
The backup's backup: The game was lost by the time the Kings decided to pull goaltender Cristobal Huet at 10:12 of the third period.
The Kings also signed goaltender Adam Hauser to a one-year deal, and gave unrestricted free agent defenseman Marty Wilford a two-year contract.
Five minutes into the third period, Anson Carter stripped the puck from Brent Sopel and fired, but goaltender Dan Cloutier made a tough stop.
Arbitration for Luongo: Roberto Luongo is being taken to arbitration by the Florida Panthers, a move that ensures the goaltender will be under contract when the team opens camp next month.