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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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It might have hit the back rim but I caught it over the cylinders because I knew there was no goaltending.
Sheffield are a great team, especially on home ice, and a big skating team with top quality goaltending.
It's a call they get wrong a lot," he said, adding, "I'd love to make a deal with the NBA where I help them with goaltending calls.
Joe Sakic, the team s executive vice president of hockey operations, says the deal further solidified our goaltending situation, for the present and future.
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.
A video replay in the arena showed that the block of FEU's Anthony Hargrove on UP's Diony Hipolito was a goaltending violation, but commissioner Ato Badolato said yesterday that such calls cannot be overturned.
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.
The victories were based on solid goaltending, with rookie Tom Murdy getting the win against Hull and a man-of-thematch performance by Peter Hirsch the next night.
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.
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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.
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.