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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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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.
The new Satellite Training Center gives goaltenders of all ages a definitive edge and helps bring GDI's 'defend and conquer' attitude permanently to Calgary ice," said GDI President Ian Clark.
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.
They flailed away at Canucks goaltender Dan Cloutier all night, taking 38 shots, including 17 in the second period when Vancouver took the lead for good.
EL SEGUNDO - Goaltender Milan Hnilicka forfeited nearly $300,000 of guaranteed money to complete a trade with the Kings and compete with Cristobal Huet for the team's backup job.
8 million for one year) will earn a combined $7 million, which was available after Avs goaltender Patrick Roy retired last month despite $8.
Since then, Allaire has helped Ducks goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere develop into one of the best in the NHL.
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.
Certainly you don't want to lose after a four-goal lead, but I would go with Felix again,'' said Murray, whose goaltenders are ranked fourth in the league.
Of course, not many games feature players such as Mario Lemieux, Sergei Fedorov, Teemu Selanne and Joe Sakic coming at goaltenders nonstop for 60 minutes.
He has started 35 consecutive games, the last 12 in the playoffs when pressure tends to settle in on goaltenders like a bad case of indigestion.