penalty box

noun

Definition of penalty box

: an area alongside an ice hockey rink to which penalized players are confined for the duration of their penalty

Examples of penalty box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stamkos, coming out of the penalty box, raced toward the net, took a pass from Kucherov and shot the puck. Ken Belson, New York Times, 11 June 2022 In the deciding Game 6 against the Rangers, Stamkos: beat all-world goalie Igor Shesterkin from distance, sat in the penalty box and watched the Rangers tie the game with a power-play goal, came out of the box and scored the game-winner. Michael Arace, USA TODAY, 14 June 2022 Stamkos put the Lightning ahead for good in the third period just 21 seconds after the Rangers’ Frank Vatrano scored on a power play with the Lightning captain in the penalty box for holding. Fred Goodall, Chicago Tribune, 11 June 2022 That’s when OL Reign (2-1-3) created a free kick via Wave striker Alex Morgan taking a player down wide of the penalty box. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 May 2022 Teammate Leo Backman dribbled down the left side, beating several Collinsville defenders, and found Ferguson open in near the top of the penalty box. al, 13 May 2022 McNamara's curler from the top of the penalty box in front of Cincinnati's Bailey supporters section was the final tally of the contest. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, 22 May 2022 Albers was one of the players sent to the penalty box but emerged from it to end the scoring drought with an unassisted goal with 38 seconds left in the period. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 7 May 2022 Trevor Carrick was sent to the penalty box for tripping. Ivan Carter, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of penalty box

1914, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

28 Jun 2022

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“Penalty box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/penalty%20box. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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