from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Sports The act of protecting a goal, as in hockey and other such sports.
- noun Basketball An illegal play in which a player touches the ball when it is on a downward path to the basket or when it is on, above, or within the area over the opening of the rim of the basket.
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- noun basketball A
violationwhich occurs when a player interferes with the movement of the ball toward the basket
- verb Present participle of
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Plus, their goaltending is among the best in the league and they are led by a coach who really is a student of the strategy of playoff hockey.
Facing a hungry Slovakia will be challenging, although the goaltending is a question mark.
But let's not kid ourselves here; their season was a success almost entirely because of outstanding goaltending from a guy who wasn't really even in the mix before this season.
Why they can't win the Cup: They've struggled killing penalties all season long and the goaltending is definitely an issue.
Forecast: If goaltending is as important as it's supposed to be, shouldn't New Jersey win this series in six games?
You look around the league, the goaltending is very strong in the West.
The goaltending is strong and Zdeno Chara is arguably the most dominating defenseman in the league right now.
Although goaltending is perceived to be a concern for Washington, the Caps has been plenty good enough.
I say goaltending is illegal in hockey, and Gibbs says it's part of the game.
And a lot of steady goaltending from the 26-year-old Rinne, who was making just his ninth overall career appearance, but second start in the last three games.