Definition of goaltending
1 : the act of guarding a goal (as in hockey)
2 : a violation in basketball that involves touching or deflecting a ball that is on its downward path toward the basket or on or within the rim of the basket
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The Winnipeg Jets and Philadelphia Flyers are among the remaining teams needing to address goaltending.
A little star frustration and stellar goal goaltending will get the Predators a victory.
To do so, however, would be to overlook the spectacular goaltending of Kevin Malone.
Pekka RInne has been unstoppable for the Predators this postseason, leading the NHL in the four major goaltending categories heading into the final round: goals against average, save percentage, wins and shutouts.
The Preds are riding the hot goaltending of Pekka Rinne all the way to the Final.
The saying in lacrosse is that a team is only as strong as its play in the middle of the field on faceoffs and goaltending.
Bolstered by the excellent goaltending of Hailey Andress, who had nine saves, Agnes Irwin appeared to be in control.
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