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

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Fellow Russian linemate Evgeny Kuznetsov and goaltender Braden Holtby certainly did some heavy lifting of their own. W.g. Ramirez, baltimoresun.com, "Kuznetsov, Holtby prove just as valuable as Conn Smythe winner Ovechkin for Cup-winning Capitals," 8 June 2018 The top trio of Jonathan Marchessault, William Karlsson and Reilly Smith produced some good chances Saturday but they were thwarted by Washington goaltender Braden Holtby. Helene Elliott, latimes.com, "Game 4 of Stanley Cup Final can be a defining moment," 3 June 2018 But after Oshie rang the post early in the third during a power play, Caps goaltender Braden Holtby made things interesting by inexplicably playing a puck away from ex-Flyer Pierre-Eduoard Bellemare behind the net — and into the middle of the ice. Sam Donnellon, Philly.com, "Capitals move within two games of Stanley Cup with 3-1 win over Golden Knights," 2 June 2018 The clock had just hit two minutes remaining in the third period when goaltender Holtby produced an extraordinary save to deny Alex Tuch from pulling the Vegas Golden Knights level in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Braden Holtby's sensational save preserves Capitals win in Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final," 30 May 2018 The red goal light flashed, and goaltender Braden Holtby was sprawled across his crease. Isabelle Khurshudyan, chicagotribune.com, "Home is hardly an advantage as Lightning even series vs. Capitals," 18 May 2018 After a scoreless first, Jake Guentzel started it off, pushing a loose puck past goaltender Braden Holtby. Jeremy Fuchs, SI.com, "Stanley Cup Playoffs Roundup: Pens Even Series with Caps; Predators Snap Jets Home Win Streak," 4 May 2018 In his first season serving as a No. 1 goaltender, Raanta has missed 25 of the team’s 70 games this season (36 percent) due to injury. Richard Morin, azcentral, "After up-and-down season, what's next for Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta?," 17 Mar. 2018 Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Mathieu Joseph celebrates as the puck gets past Florida Panthers goaltender James Reimer. Tom Perrotta, WSJ, "NHL’s Comeback: Loads of Goals and Surprises," 13 Feb. 2019

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1882, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of goaltender

US : a player who defends the goal in various games (especially hockey)


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