American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Being a situation in a team sport in which one team or group of players has a numerical advantage over the opposition: an odd-man rush.
“The tighter play in their own end -- where all five skaters drop down low to pitch in defensively and aren't halfway up the ice so they have a head start when a puck bounces out -- has resulted in fewer odd-man rushes.”
“From the get-go it seemed like Jack would end up the odd-man out.”
“Still need to improve on not giving up the odd-man rushes, but a vast improvement over last year.”
“They can't afford to be lackadaisical with their passes in the neutral zone or non-committal when they try to dump the puck in the offensive zone, because if they give the Lightning the opportunity they'll use every one of those errors to create an odd-man rush the other way.”
“After average per-game scoring fell to 5.14 goals in 2003-04, and after a lockout wiped out the following season, the league added the shootout as an option to decide regular-season games, placed restrictions on goaltenders' movements outside the crease and legalized the two-line pass to encourage breakaways and odd-man rushes.”
“Two of those, Supernatural and Smallville, will continue on to Fall 2009 while Reaper found itself odd-man out.”
“Forwards are now a little more responsible, defensemen are more certain of the opposing player they're supposed to contain and, as a result, the number of odd-man rushes against is way down and Washington's goalies are experiencing fewer anxiety attacks.”
“But we did a good job of not giving them breakaways or odd-man rushes or chances alone in the slot, things like that,.”
“He said they are getting caught on odd-man rushes and struggling to create offense.”
“Because Kovalchuk releases the puck with such velocity, an off-target shot can act as a breakout pass for a group of opportunistic penalty-killers, starting them on an odd-man rush.”
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