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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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Sheffield are a great team, especially on home ice, and a big skating team with top quality goaltending.
The Americans feature balanced offense from a slew of 20-goal NHL scorers, a gritty two-way approach to the flashy international game, and elite goaltending from Buffalo's Ryan Miller or Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick.
Thunder had hit the backboard several times earlier on in the game - breaking the goaltending rule - but managed to escape any punishment.
No one watching could deny the semi-final was "Hiller Time" as the Swiss netminder put on a spectacular goaltending clinic that kept the battling Alpine nation in the contest right until the final buzzer.
We got some great goaltending this weekend - Hirschy was phenomenal for us against Sheffield," enthused a delighted Thompson.
GDI is the hockey goaltending industry's foremost training and information resource.
They've got a lot of pieces of the puzzle put together and goaltending has been strong.
The GM is pleased with Worcester's strong goaltending to date, but not surprised.
Jonathan Luoma and Morgan Parsons shared goaltending duties and Parsons made some impressive saves for his first appearance.
They have a lot more depth and better goaltending and four good defencemen and two top lines so we have to be ready for them and Cardiff will be another tough challenge we have to take care off.
Created with the help of Dallas Stars All-Star goalie and NHL 2K6 cover athlete Marty Turco, this breakthrough goaltending interface allows gamers advanced control as they can switch to the goalie's point of view and alter their positioning based on where the puck is played.
In exchange for the 27-year-old Berra, Colorado relinquished a 2014 second-round pick to Calgary and also links up with goaltending crew that comprising starter Semyon Varlamov and reliable backup Jean-Sebastien Giguere.
As the 2010-11 season heads for the far turn, Worcester has endured bad penalty killing, a bizarre epidemic of goaltending injuries in the organization, multiple call-ups and a tendency to collapse in the third period.
From a pure goaltending standpoint, Bernier looked better yesterday, but certainly Bernier would have struggled some if he had started today's game.
In a game that pitted the league leaders against the club in the basement it was the cellar dwellers that came out on top with the Bison blanking the Giants behind some excellent goaltending from Ronnie Vogel.