penalty killer

penalty killer

n.
Any of the players other than the goalie who attempt to prevent the opposition from scoring on a power play, as in ice hockey.

penalty killing adj. & n.

penalty killer

n
(Hockey (Field & Ice)) ice hockey a good player who, when his team is short-handed because of a penalty, is sent onto the ice to prevent the other side from scoring
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He's a penalty killer," said the former Australia international, who joined Al Nasr from Aston Villa in 2013.
McCarthy has been Worcester's best two-way player and penalty killer, while Langlois was a Rookie of the Year candidate until he broke a bone in his foot in January.
PENALTY KILLER Gianluigi Buffon (above) saves Walter Gargano's sport-kick to clinch Italy a shoot-out victory and, inset celebrating his side's success with team-mates
Known more for abilities as a penalty killer than a scorer, Paille has goals in the last two games.
He will get involved at both ends of the rink, and is an exceptional penalty killer.
You can take advice from him because he's a penalty killer.
But the Blaze penalty kill was up to task and Brian Stewart in net turned out to be their best penalty killer of the night.
PENALTY KILLER DUTCH star Michel Vorm has been branded the 'penalty killer' with his capacity to save spot-kicks.
Giuliano gives us more of penalty killer than Gabe.
Wilson, who describes Johnson as "the best penalty killer in the league," was relieved to confirm the player's return.
Neal was a phenomenal penalty killer, he never let you breathe out there.
He's an effective penalty killer, a trusted veteran who has played in two Cup finals, and arguably the fastest skater on the team.