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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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Former NHL goalie LaCosta is already back in full training with the team and his return will be a massive boost for a Cardiff side who have struggled without their No.1 goal-tender.
Blaze's rivals have been busy recruiting this week with Manchester Phoenix bringing in former NHL goalie Scott Fank houser and Newcastle Vipers signing Ukrainian winger Aleksandr Shevchenko.
That is a little less than an hour north of Toronto, on the shores of Lake Simcoe, and the birthplace of NHL goalie Curtis Joseph.
He has also made seven appearances in the National Hockey League - for Chicago Blackhawks - and is the brother of NHL goalie Dan Cloutier, who has played for the Vancouver Canucks for the past six years.
2001 -- Colorado's Patrick Roy becomes the first NHL goalie to win 500 games as he records his seventh shutout of the season, a 2-0 win over Dallas.
They will be looking to protect former NHL goalie Dan LaCosta, while Devils have Great Britain international Mathew Myers back at his home city club, plus top import forwards Mac Faulkner, Chris Blight, Andrew Conboy, Andrew Lord and Max Birbraer.
Former NHL goalie LaCosta and tough winger Conboy both signed within 24 hours of each other late last week and added two new names to the roster.
Chicago goalie Ray Emery is off to an 11-0 start, the first NHL goalie to do that.
In addition to the competitions, the goalies received training from the likes of former NHL goalie Rob Stauber and former Hockey East goalies Nevin Hamilton (UMass-Lowell) and Mike Correia (Boston College).
Dunham, the former NHL goalie, and Anderson chipped in twice.
Vana's 145 total is two shots off the leading pace set by 38-year-old Mike Dunham (72-71-143), the former NHL goalie and current New York Islanders goaltending coach who golfs out of Concord Country Club.
Meanwhile, the 6-foot-3, 169-pound Rask has outplayed Thomas, and just about every other NHL goalie. With a 7-2-2 record in 11 appearances, Rask ranks second in the NHL in goals against average (2.02) and third in save percentage (.929), categories that Thomas dominated during his award-winning season of 2008-09.
Miller's favorite NHL goalie? "Miikka Kiprusoff," he said without fumbling a syllable of the name of the Calgary Flames netminder.
Round 2, center Maxime Sauve, QMJHL, son of former NHL forward Jean-Francois Sauve, nephew of former NHL goalie and Vezina Trophy winner Bob Sauve, and cousin of short-time Bruins goalie Philippe Sauve, now playing in Germany; Round 3, goalie Michael Hutchinson, Barrie Colts of OHL, .941 save percentage in eight playoff games and 44-save average in one five-game series last season; Round 4, center Jamie Arniel, OHL, 27-20-47 totals last season, ranked eight spots higher than Colborne among North American skaters (Bruins traded their fourth- and fifth-round picks to Columbus to move up to No.
The first time Krejci beat an NHL goalie this season came in a shootout against the Carolina Hurricanes and didn't count in his statistics, but his last three have, including the shot he flipped over Atlanta goalie Johan Hedberg in the third period off a pass from Phil Kessel to tie the game.