blue line


Definition of blue line 

: either of two blue lines that divide an ice hockey rink into three equal zones and that separate the offensive and defensive zones from the center-ice neutral zone

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Reirden has overseen the Washington blue line since 2014, a period in which the Capitals ranked second in goals against average (2.45). Katherine Fominykh,, "Five things to know about Todd Reirden, the next Capitals head coach," 30 June 2018 With 6:18 to go in the second, rookie defenseman Travis Sanheim cut the deficit to 4-1 when his wrist shot from just inside the blue line went through traffic and past Murray. Sam Carchidi,, "Sidney Crosby leads way as Penguins crush Flyers, 5-1, and take series lead," 15 Apr. 2018 The blue line is both young—no member is older than 26—and loaded with long-term core members such as Brett Pesce and Jaccob Slavin. Alex Prewitt,, "The ‘Team Grandpa,’ Justin Williams Wants to Bring the Hurricanes Back to the Playoffs," 14 Feb. 2018 Pedraza started with a colorful, dark base of purple, blue and green eyeshadow, followed by purple and green glitter, black eyeliner to create a cat eye and purple and blue lining under my eyes. Kathleen Christiansen,, "Disney World now offers character-inspired makeovers for all ages," 31 May 2018 The Bruins tied it when Krejci spun around at the blue line and wheeled it right to the slot for Holden, who tipped through Reimer's legs and into the net. Jimmy Golen,, "James Reimer gives up five goals in loss to Bruins as Panthers' playoffs hopes take a blow," 31 Mar. 2018 Tampa Bay already sat at the head of the NHL, first in total points (89) and goals per game (3.54) through Monday with a blue line led by perennial Norris Trophy candidate Victor Hedman. Alex Prewitt,, "What Deadline Deals Mean for the Stanley Cup Chase," 27 Feb. 2018 After the club’s three moves related to the blue line last week, combined with the security of goaltenders Antti Raanta and Darcy Kuemper, the Coyotes are feeling good about their defensive depth. 4. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Arizona Coyotes' improved reputation among 5 observations after the opening of free agency," 2 July 2018 Along Oak Street, American flags, blue ribbons, blue balloons and banners featuring thin blue lines were prominently on display. Maureen C. Gilmer, Indianapolis Star, "For Deputy Jacob Pickett, a memorial almost too big to comprehend," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of blue line

1925, in the meaning defined above

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