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  • noun

Synonyms for goaltender

the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal

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

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Kings goaltender Roman Cechmanek will miss at least the next three games with a strained groin after the Kings placed him on injured reserve Friday.
He was placed on injured reserve and the Kings recalled goaltender Milan Hnilicka from minor-league Manchester, N.
21 trade to the Ducks, beating Blues goaltender Reinhard Divis with a slap shot from just inside the blue line with 4:30 left in the game.
After Skoula's goal, Ducks goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped Jamal Meyers at the crease.
Cristobal Huet graciously returned to his role as the Kings' backup goaltender.
Although Sean Avery brought the sellout crowd of 18,118 to its feet by scoring with nine minutes remaining to make it a one-goal game, Blues goaltender Chris Osgood held on to post his 300th career victory and complete a four-game sweep of the Kings this season.
Also: Pittsburgh signed veteran goaltender Jocelyn Thibault to a two-year, $3 million contract after acquiring him from Chicago for a fourth-round pick in next year's draft.
He responded by tapping in his ninth goal after Marek Malik passed in front of Kings goaltender Cristobal Huet.
Kings moves: The Kings agreed to terms on contracts with restricted free agent left wing Noah Clarke, goaltender Yutaka Fukufuji and defenseman Richard Petiot.
It didn't figure to be a light night for the Kings, particularly with goaltender Mathieu Garon (bruised shoulder) and Alexander Frolov (flu) out.
In a development that surprised nobody who has followed the team this season, the Kings lost goaltender Mathieu Garon to a bruised shoulder after the first period.
The Ducks entered the game with wins in five of their past six home games, but goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere looked a bit shaky in the first period, and the Kings took advantage twice early.
were forwards Greg Hogeboom, Eric Neilson and Shay Stephenson, defensemen Chris Barr, Brad Fast, Tyler Hanchuck, Stuart Kerr, Doug Nolan, Eric Werner and Marty Wilford and goaltender Ryan Munce.
New Hampshire returns last year's Walter Brown Award winner, senior goaltender Mike Ayers (Hingham, MA), along with senior captain Steve Saviano (Reading, MA).