from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sports The act of protecting a goal, as in hockey and other such sports.
- n. Basketball An illegal play in which a player deflects a ball that is on the downward path to the basket or that is already on the rim of the basket, carrying the penalty of an automatic score when committed by the defense or nullifying the field goal when committed by the offense.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A violation which occurs when a player interferes with the movement of the ball toward the basket
- v. Present participle of goaltend.
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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.
Although goaltending is perceived to be a concern for Washington, the Caps has been plenty good enough.
You look around the league, the goaltending is very strong in the West.
Why they can't win the Cup: They've struggled killing penalties all season long and the goaltending is definitely an issue.
The goaltending is strong and Zdeno Chara is arguably the most dominating defenseman in the league right now.
I say goaltending is illegal in hockey, and Gibbs says it's part of the game.
Forecast: If goaltending is as important as it's supposed to be, shouldn't New Jersey win this series in six games?
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.
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.