from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See goalkeeper.
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- n. a designated player that attempts to prevent the opposing team from scoring by protecting a goal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal
- n. 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
"When your goaltender is your best player, you usually have a great chance to win."
Your goaltender is always your best penalty-killer and Cechmanek was very good for us tonight.
"When the goaltender is at the top of his game, all of the other things fall into place."
"When your goaltender is the first star of the night, you need those games," Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said.
"We kept chipping away, and getting that first goal was big because it was starting to look like it was going to be a game where the goaltender is the first star."
Area of concern: In Detroit, the goaltender is always under the microscope.
How the Penguins can win the series: Their goaltender is going to have to play the best series of his life.
A goaltender is considered to have a Quality Start under one of two conditions:
They have a franchise cornerstone in goaltender Ryan Miller and could use a couple of veterans, guys who would teach the younger players how to work harder.
Obviously when a goaltender is having a tough night it is magnified – especially in a short tournament.
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