goal·​tend·​er | \ ˈgōl-ˌten-dər How to pronounce goaltender (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web After star defenseman Cale Makar failed to put a shot on goal for the first time all playoffs, despite being one of the NHL’s best at doing so, the Avalanche must figure to find a way to put more rubber on Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 18 June 2022 The player was a 25-year-old undrafted goaltender from Winnipeg, Hodson. Gene Myers, Detroit Free Press, 11 June 2022 Raanta, a fan favorite who was a Coyotes goaltender from 2017 to last season before signing with Carolina, stopped 23 shots but didn't look sharp in giving up two late second-period goals. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 18 Apr. 2022 That said, if there was even a chance of any question about their goaltender after Game 1, well, his glove hand had the answer. Tom Layberger, Forbes, 6 May 2022 The Detroit Red Wings showed some of the moxie that's been missing over the past week, battling back after their opponent chased their goaltender five minutes into the game. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 16 Mar. 2022 Slovakia made those plays, won those battles, tied the game late in regulation after pulling their goaltender in favor of an extra skater and got the lone goal in the shootout. Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2022 Minnesota Wild goaltender Cam Talbot has turned around his game, but backup Kaapo Kahkonen has lost six in a row. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, 21 Mar. 2022 The Kraken had pulled goaltender Philip Grubauer for an extra skater. Allan Kreda, courant.com, 30 Jan. 2022 See More

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1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Goaltender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goaltender. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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