penalty killer

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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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MONTREAL -- When other parts of their game are sputtering, the New York Rangers have two key assets to fall back on -- penalty killing and goaltending.
Despite some commendable penalty killing, the dam eventually broke with a tip-in on the powerplay, Dustin Kohn getting the goal.
The key for the Giants was their league leading penalty killing system, allowing zero goals against in 11 attempts over the two games.
The team''s most penalised players, defence John Schwarz was ordered off the ice for two minutes with the game just 44 seconds old and the penalty killing effort again let the Vipers down.
This series, for some reason, their power play has beat our penalty killing.
With their big guns repeatedly misfiring on offense, they were forced to turn to their penalty killing, which was nothing short of stupendous in carrying them to a 2-1 shootout victory over the Winnipeg Jets in a matinee thriller at TD Garden.
The penalty killing rate isn't the only figure that determines success.
With the penalty killing and power play, both (assistant coaches) Newell Brown and Dave Farrish have worked extremely hard with those specialty teams.
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.
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Boston entered the game ranked 29th in penalty killing, but had killed off most of the penalty when Jarome Iginla's cross-ice pass intended for Todd Bertuzzi deflected off a stick into the slot where it was slapped in by Phaneuf.