penalty killer

(redirected from penalty killing)
Also found in: Acronyms.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
THE POWERPLAY and penalty killing special teams will continue to be a major part of Cassidy Coventry Blaze coach Paul Thompson's planning for the new season.
Thompson said: " You can have the best penalty killing unit in the world but your netminder still has to make saves, and make them through traffic.
Despite the efforts of home referee Allan Craig, Blaze shattered Fortress Fife with a display of passionate penalty killing.
Babcock had theories on penalty killing that originally seemed foreign to the players.
The Ducks pushed that margin up on Oates' second goal and maintained it thanks to great penalty killing after Andrew Brunette's early goal.
Still, the Ducks know their power play must produce some goals, although the team's penalty killing could be even more important.
The Senators' second-best power-play unit had a final chance just after Rucchin's goal, but the Ducks' strong penalty killing continued.
When they briefly took over the Pacific Division lead in mid-March, the Kings were leading the league in power play and penalty killing.
Putrid penalty killing, questionable goalkeeping and inconsistent defense all contributed to the Kings' winless streak of five games, which made it all the more remarkable that they shut out the NHL's best offensive team Thursday night.
Penalty killing was also a factor as the Giants had to bail out Paxton Schulte who was called for five minor penalties in the game.