Definition of goaltender
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The Penguins’ scoring outburst early in the third period led Nashville coach Peter Laviolette to replace goaltender Pekka Rinne and bring in backup Juuse Saros after Rinne had given up four goals on 25 shots.
McNeely led Strath Haven with four goals and junior goaltender Katie Capalbo kept the team close, stopping 11 shots.
After starting out as Karpat’s third goaltender, Rinne was officially promoted to second string at the start of the 2003-4 season.
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins rarely tested the hottest goaltender in the playoffs in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against Nashville.
Goaltender Pekka Rinne is playing the best hockey of his career at 34 (1.70 goals against in the playoffs) while the Predators' defense seems to know when jump in the fray.
May 28, 2017 Seattle took a 2-1 lead in the 86th minute when David Olsen headed in a cross past onrushing goaltender Dominik Jakubek.
Josi is still in tight defensively, but most importantly, gives his goaltender a clear line of sight to make a save.
Credit goaltender Matt Murray, thrust back into the lineup when Marc-Andre Fleury’s hot play that helped carry the Penguins through the opening two rounds finally cooled.
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Definition of goaltender for English Language Learners
: a player who defends the goal in various games (especially hockey)
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