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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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Felix Potvin emerged from goaltender exile Monday night.
Joseph could wind up in Detroit, which lost goaltender Dominic Hasek to retirement just weeks after winning the Stanley Cup.
It took four games, but Colorado goaltender Patrick Roy finally showed the Kings why his Hall of Fame induction is only a matter of time.
The guy is unbelievable, I can't even imagine getting 137 playoff wins,'' Kings backup goaltender Jamie Storr said.
Phoenix even though the goaltender blew a four-goal lead the night after beating Carolina.
Montreal goaltender Jose Theodore sprawls to make a save for the North America team Saturday, a day when the goalies stole the show.
Potvin embraces the pressure that presents itself when both goaltenders in an elimination game are straddling perfection.
Goaltender Stephane Fiset, who probably will be the opening-night starter Oct.
Louis' Roman Turek is the hottest goaltender in the NHL.
Kidd almost home: Trevor Kidd, the Florida goaltender who dislocated his right shoulder two months ago trying to stop a shot during the team's Skills Competition, hopes to be back by the end of the week.
I don't know where we would have been then if this happened to us," goaltender Jamie Storr said.
Until now, that was the only Stanley Cup Finals in which both goaltenders had goals-against averages under 2.
Entering his fifth NHL season, the 27-year-old Lundqvist is considered one of the top goaltenders in the game.
At one point in the first period, the Kings had outshot the Ducks 15-4, and that was great news, especially given the way things have been going for the Kings' goaltenders of late.
DALLAS -- Ice hockey goaltenders stand as the last line of defense between glory and defeat.